The sand in the hourglass almost ran out ...
Before they could relinquish the title of "lame duck" and slither off with just being "lame" ...
And cutting it close, before the weight-challenged lady sang, we finally discover something - one thing - The Bush Grindhouse is actually good at (well, perhaps not good, but proficient);
White House: Computer hard drives tossed
"When workstations are at the end of their lifecycle and retired ... the hard drives are generally sent off-site to another government entity for physical destruction," the White House said in a sworn declaration filed with U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola."
Rest assured though, the Bush Grindhouse isn't sitting idle, they're not ignoring the subpoenas, and they do want to come clean and resolve any lingering issues as to how they usurped the Constitution, corrupted the government and operated, basically, day-to-day, violating the law.
"The White House says it does not know if any e-mails are missing, but is looking into the matter."
I see a movie coming out of all this
Deep, in the bowels of the White House, a Terry Gilliam-inspired, Brazil-like office, with futuristic-type computers, all types of drone-looking, officious government workers, sorting through and sending White House emails, through color-coded tubes, to be shredded.
Than the memo/order comes.
Someone - Congress, a plaintiff, whoever - is looking for all emails related to "Fired U.S. Attorneys", only, because there's so much email shredding traffic going on - plus all the illegal NSA wiretapping that's hitting the line - there's a glitch, and a search is conducted for "Flying U.S. Attorneys".
Before the sun sets, hundreds of attorneys across the land, that happen to be licenced pilots, are rounded up (and how ironic would it be that, at least, one of them, is named "Buttle"?)
(Or, someone can make a commercial ... Rather than use a stereotyped American Indian, standing in litter, a small tear on his cheek, they can go with a stereotyped computer technician from India, standing next to a pile of destroyed White House hard drives, with a small tear on his cheek)
They destroy the hard drives ...
From just about any other entity, any other administration (except, of course, Nixon's), that would sound reasonable, professional, sober ...
From this regime, though, it's about as valid as saying "the dog ate them".
Time to for another cue up of Que Sera Sera...
Bonus, Not Lost, Links
Praire Weather: Bush's medication has kicked in, the servants have scrubbed the scene of the crime and removed all evidence
Jaspon Leopold/Truthout: Missing White House Emails Match Plame Time Frames
Paul Kiel/TPM: A Short History of The White House Email Retention Policies
The Carpetbagger Report: Years of White House emails reportedly gone forever
Think Progress: Fratto: ‘We Have Absolutely No Reason To Believe Any E-mails Are Missing’
Chopped Garlic: "Emails? We ain't got no emails! We don't need no emails! We don't have to show you any stinking emails!"...
Clip from BRAZIL (Buttle's Arrest w/ Eng subs)