Sunday, May 6, 2007

mr. gonzales, back under oath, on thursday, may 10, 2007

i think this will be the
headline event of week -- on
the assumption that secretary
of state condoleezza rice will
persist with her "i'm too busy"
to testify stall [re waxman's
subpoena -- likely forcing an
order of contempt to be issued;
read: additional delay]. . .

so, on thursday, chairman john
conyers, of the house judiciary
committee, has the following agenda-
item posted -- and, it coincides with
the date earlier given alberto gonzales:

House Judiciary Committee

Thursday 05/10/2007 - 9:30 AM
2141 Rayburn House Office Building

Full Committee

Oversight Hearing on the United
States Department of Justice

By Direction of the Chairman

now, the item might also be
a goodling-update-moment.

certainly, by may 10, if mr. gonzales
intends to frag his own white house,
he will have entered a DC district court-
room to delay/oppose the goodling immunity
deal. if he doesn't, his "window" to do so
will then close -- it is only open for ten
days, as contemplated by 18 USC § 6005(c).

so, we will know shortly -- perhaps on monday.

now, i'll leave you with some heady, ancient stuff. . .

“A tyrant must put on the appearance of
uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects
are less apprehensive of illegal treatment
from a ruler whom they consider God-fearing
and pious. On the other hand, they do less
easily move against him
, believing he
has the Gods on his side. . .

. . .It is of the intrinsic character of the
tyrant that he works to insure that his
subjects everywhere are spied upon so that
nothing of their dealings is a secret from
him. . . and he conspires always to set men
against their own friends, the common people
against the privileged and the wealthy, and
so forth. And he will ruin the treasury to
pay the military. . . levying great fiscal
burdens upon his people; and finally,
constantly does he foment war
, to
provide the matrix in which his power
expands and every challenge of his
misdeeds may be called treason

“But no virtuous man will find
success in such a reign
. . .

-- aristotle, on politics

[sincere hat tip to christy at
, and reader mnlurker,
in the comments thereto
for the
aristotle-isms. . .]

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