Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Do First, Ask For Forgiveness Later?

You might think that the W, Rove and Co motto is: "Do first, ask for forgiveness later." However, they don't do a lot of the latter at all, now do they? In fact, they don't apologize, nor do they motion their hats in any direction other than a small nod that some small error may had been made.

Mainly, they make promises to get to the bottom of issues. But ask yourselves this? How long have we been waiting for the promised follow up with "leakers?"
"I acknowledge that mistakes were made here. I accept that responsibility," Gonzales told a brief news conference at the Justice Department.

"My pledge to the American people is to find out what went wrong here, to assess accountability and to make improvements so the mistakes that occurred in this instance do not occur again in the future," he said.
That doesn't do anything to repair the reputation of those who were fired in the first place. Whamo! Pure Rovian politics as usual! Float the lies and let them deal with the aftermath; the very foundation of "swiftboat" activism.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...


It's an ill wind ...

Who would you rather be fired by?

Kvatch said...

...to assess accountability and to make improvements so the mistakes that occurred in this instance do not occur again in the future...

"Make improvements"? You mean like hiring the poor schmucks back?

Well at least it wasn't all 92 federal prosecutors. [gasp,choke]