I'm not making this up, but The Bush administration seems likely to be brought to its knees by Monica...Monica Gooding, that is.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Monica Goodling, a Justice Department official involved in the firings of federal prosecutors, will refuse to answer questions at upcoming Senate hearings, citing Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination, her lawyer said Monday.
"The potential for legal jeopardy for Ms. Goodling from even her most truthful and accurate testimony under these circumstances is very real," said the lawyer, John Dowd.
This looks and quacks just like a freekin' DUCK. Every one of the Bush officials who have testified before Congress have apparently committed perjury. And... none of them are willing to testify again. I suspect we'll see Rovism at its finest in trying to paint as partisan politics, every little attempt by Congress to hold the Bush Administration accountable to the rule of law.
It's not partisan politics as more and more Republican Senators call for accountability. It's not a witch hunt when a top aide to Alberto Gonzales peads the Fifth in order to prevent herself from going to jail.
It's time for Karl Rove and Dick Cheney to give sworn testimony to the American people.
It's time for accountability to the rule of law. And Monica...I didn't believe a word you said anyway. Instead of pleading the Fifth...You should just plead...