Cheney, Gonzales Indicted in Texas
Oh, how our hearts raced last evening, when that headline was espied.
I let out a roaring "Finally!"
Finally someone picked up on The Garlic's offer, and went out and nailed these suckers.
Back on July 4th, 2007, we posted a Garlictorial, calling on a, seemingly, last option, of putting The Commander Guy and Darth Vader under "Citizen's Arrest".
Since Congress wasn't going to do anything about their lawlessness, it was time for a good, ol' average American citizen to pick up the ball and run with it.
And there were (still are), some mighty impressive benefits for corralling this less-than-dynamic duo;
There must be some tiny hamlet, some Main Street USA berg that would be willing to put themselves on the map, become the saviors of our nation. A Sheriff with balls, a U.S. Attorney ready to swing back for justice.
Think Truth or Consequences, New Mexico... You can change your name to Citizen's Arrest and really cash in on it.
Leave history for a moment. For starters, think of the economic boon it would be.
The MSM media camped out for weeks, eating in your diners, sleeping in your motels (if you have a hotel, even better), shopping in your stores. Same for the protesters that will show up.
We're talking millions here.
Anderson Cooper will likely become your best friend ... Morning interviews on the Today Show (and, if the timing is right, perhaps you'll make it into a "Where In The World Is Matt Lauer" segment) ... Diane Sawyer ... Larry King ... Weeks-and-weeks of MSNBC Doc-Blocks ... 24/7 baby, all the way.
Yeah, Bill O'Reilly and Fox Noise might launch a jihad against you, but we can get Keith Olbermann to handle them.
And there's other revenue streams.
Bush and Cheney in orange jumpsuits - Priceless!
But, alas, it probably will not come to be this time around.
It seems that the local D.A. down there in Texas, that brought these charges against the deadly VP, and his sidekick, the former Crony General, doesn't have all his oars in the water, not to mention, in the recent elections, got voted out-of-office.
And, it still needs to be looked into if he is related to that Brewster family, from "Arsenic and Old Lace".
From Steve Benen;
The prosecutor in question is Willacy County District Attorney Juan Angel Guerra, who's apparently developed a reputation for being something of a ... how do I put this gently ... legal eccentric. A lawyer for Democratic state Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., who is also charged in the Cheney/Gonzales indictment, called Guerra a "one man circus."Sigh!
The description seems to fit. David Kurtz noted that Guerra even got himself arrested not too long ago.
As it happens, Guerra sought re-election as a district attorney, but lost (badly) in a Democratic primary back in March. With his term nearly complete, it appears that he's scurrying to get some 11th-hour indictments against his enemies off his to-do list.
That means the sands are running through the hour glass on our call for a Citizen's Arrest, and we won't, most likely, not see a prep walk of Bush and Cheney, in those prison-orange jumpsuits.
Citizen's Arrest USA ... That could be your town ... Booming economy for months-to-come, possible longer ...
Don't let the World Court, in The Hague, grab all the glory ...
Bonus "Almost" Riffs
Emma Perez-Trevino, The Brownsville Herald: Vice President Cheney indicted by Willacy County grand jury
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Cheney, Gonzales Indicted in Texas