When religious nut jobs in the Bush Justice Department covered up the bare breasts of the Blind Justice statue, most people had to think it was weird. We were wrong...They're nuts!
The sexual perversity of conservatives is exceeded only by their hippocrisy, railing at gay marriage while soliciting prostitutes of every persuasion. When the layers of hippocrisy are pealed back, we see nothing but a concerted and malignant operation designed to do nothing more than keep defective and incompetent people in positions of power.
Blind Justice is a metaphor hated by Republicans. If all people were treated equally under the law it would mean the end of the Republican party as we see it today...dominated by corrupt corporatists, incompetent at serving their country as a whole, but fiercely dedicated to maintaining power at all costs in order to protect their inner circle from exposure and prosecution.
This is why the Bush Justice department has been subverted from a noble American institution, into a diseased vehicle for bringing false charges against "Their people" and sweeping heinous crimes against America under the table, and when that fails, there is always the commutation or pardon for those whose crimes are too blatent to ignore.
This has come to a historical moment.
I believe that yesterday's erratic testimony and refusal to testify, by fomer Justice Department official, Sarah Taylor has brought things to a head. Harriet Miers is supposed to testify before Congress today, but there's this from an AP story via Huff Po:
"President Bush ordered his former White House counsel, Harriet Miers, to defy a congressional subpoena and refuse to appear Thursday before a House panel investigating U.S. attorney firings."
The response is a very clear threat aimed back at the White House:
"...the courts have made clear that no present or former government official – even the President – is above the law and may completely disregard a legal directive such as the Committee’s subpoena. ...
"...A refusal to appear before the Subcommittee tomorrow could subject Ms. Miers to contempt proceedings, including but not limited to proceedings under 2 U.S.C. § 194 and under the inherent contempt authority of the House of Representatives...."
Over half of Americans already believe it is time to impeach Dick Cheney, and almost half believe the same thing about President Bush. If Harriet Miers is forced to testify, or barring that, a public airing of the real reasons she was ordered...ORDERED...by George W. Bush NOT to testify, it will bring down this President.
It will come not a moment too soon.