Tuesday, May 02, 2006

The Bush-Cheney Post 9/11 Mindset

Just when you think the Cunningham saga couldn't get any more screwed up and cronyism couldn't get any worse, we get even more evidence indicating why we need to run out the entire lot of Congressional and White House Republicans. Josh Marshall provides a "lovely" run down on the Shirlington Limo fiasco. He concludes:
So let's put this all together. Shirlington limo's owner Chris Baker has a long criminal record. He's tight with Cunningham briber Brent Wilkes and reportedly provided the transportation services for the parties Wilkes used to sauce up members of Congress and various intel folks as well as get them set up with hookers. Only, aside from squiring Duke Cunningham around with his daily prostitutes, Shirlington seemed like a really screwed up company. They're getting their buses repossessed, their DOT authority to take people across state lines yanked, and pretty much sued right and left. If Shirlington had taxis and you flagged one down to drive you a few blocks, you might tell them you weren't willing to take the risk. But the Department of Homeland Security, which has various law enforcement and intelligence responsibilities (and if you remember some general thing with protecting the homeland) decides Shirlington is the company it wants providing transportation for its senior-most appointees, the folks who run the place.
BTW, here is the Post article that is referenced.

The record of DHS thus far is pretty dismal. Failure to adequately secure ports. Check. Failure to prepare and handle hurricane Katrina. Check. Handing out millions of dollars in contracts to companies headed by criminals. Check. I shudder to think what else these people are doing (and not doing). Ladies and gentlemen, this is the Bush/Cheney Post-9/11 mindset. If Bush remains over 20% approval after this...


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