Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Top Ten Cloves: Reasons GOP Senators Wouldn't Put A.G. Gonzales Under Oath At Hearings

10. Got distracted; Thought they saw Cindy Sheehan sitting in gallery, wearing another message t-shirt

9. Only had a Gideon Bible

8. Wasn't completely sure he hasn't taken Jack Abramoff money and didn't want to paint him in a corner

7. Gonzales contends that one party to the swearing in needs to be here in the U.S., the other abroad, for it to be legal

6. Since the Hearing is being televised, panel couldn't come to agreement if there should be a five-second delay

5. Wanted to see if they could get Hillary Clinton angry

4. Some concern that our enemies would be listening to the swearing in

3. No money for it, under President Bush's new budget

2. Need to clarify for the Attorney General, will it be a "domestic swearing in" or an "international swearing in"

1. Bush Administration worried that Tom Toles might do a swearing in cartoon

1 comment:

Montag said...

11. The language in the oath was too restrictive for the post 9-11 world.

Do you solemnly swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? So help you God.

After all, the "truth" is merely a theory. In fairness, the AG must be allowed to present alternate views as well.

We should have faith that even if Gonzales does lie or obscure in the hearings, it is for our own protection; and that the lies are only intended to deceive the terrorists.