Gappily Ever After

5 comments March 21st, 2007at 11:33am Posted by Eli

I think it’s safe to assume that the 18-day gap in the DOJ document dump was intended to cover up something damning. As Josh points out, the gap almost precisely covers the pivotal timeframe between when the US Attorneys were originally to be fired, and when they were actually fired. Perhaps some last-minute adjustments before the final “product rollout”?

I wonder how the White House and DOJ will respond to this. They have to either claim it was just an innocent oversight (“I left them in my other server”) and cough the missing docs up, or else claim that that entire timeframe is somehow covered by Executive Privilege, which is the same as admitting to a coverup.

My guess is an “Oops, my bad,” followed by a very selective release of material from that timeframe. It’ll probably just be administrative housekeeping, lunch invites, and Carol Lam jokes.

Entry Filed under: Bush,Corruption/Cronyism,Republicans

5 Comments

  • 1. flory  |  March 21st, 2007 at 6:28 pm

    My guess is an “Oops, my bad,” followed by a very selective release of material from that timeframe. It’ll probably just be administrative housekeeping, lunch invites, and Carol Lam jokes.

    I dunno…why wouldn’t they have done that already? It looks reaaaaaaally suspicious to have nothing — or almost nothing at this point — from that timeframe. Seems like they could’ve kept people from noticing any kind of gap if they’d just released the administrivia stuff in the first place.

    I can’t figure out what they hell they’re thinking…but I suspect not only KKKarl’s but either Chimpy’s or Shooter’s fingerprints are all over the discussions during the gap.

  • 2. Multi Medium » Gapd&hellip  |  March 21st, 2007 at 6:42 pm

    […] This is probably worth mentioning, since I didn’t realize this about the chronology when I posted on the subject earlier today: As Josh noted and The Politico reported last night, there appeared to be an 18-day gap in the emails released by the Justice Department Monday night, a gap right after Alberto Gonzales’ chief of staff Kyle Sampson said that they should run the purge plan by the White House and Karl Rove in particular. […]

  • 3. Eli  |  March 21st, 2007 at 6:45 pm

    flory, I just posted an update, because I hadn’t realized that this was the timeframe where they were asking Rove for feedback. I wonder if he might have said some things that could prove… embarrassing. Maybe some references to a Republican congressman who can’t wait to get Carol Lam off his back?

  • 4. Daniel DiRito  |  March 21st, 2007 at 7:04 pm

    In Search Of The Holy Grail…

    An 18 day document gap? A Nixon redux? A mere coincidence? People of this ilk seem to never learn.

    Defining George Bush: Head…meet board.

    See a tongue-in-cheek visual of George Bush once again beating his head with a board…as he searches for the Holy Grail…here:

    http://www.thoughttheater.com

  • 5. oldwhitelady  |  March 22nd, 2007 at 8:37 pm

    I’ve noticed that we’ve all become very cynical since Bush has been “running” the country.


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