Lobby Day, Etc.

I’m off to Montgomery for Alabama Arise Lobby Day.  Arise supporters from around the state have the opportunity to meet with our legislators and talk to them (at least briefly) about issues that are important to us.  If you’re in the area, come down to the Capitol and join us.

And if you’re looking for must-see TV, find a way to watch Alberto Gonzales’ senior aide Kyle Sampson testify before the Senate.  The more documents the Justice Department releases, the worse it looks for Gonzo.

Kyle better hope he can outdo GSA Administrator Lurita Alexis Doan, who pulled out the “I don’t recall” defense yesterday about a meeting that took place a mere two months ago.  A meeting for GSA employees at the GSA where Scott Jennings, Karl Rove’s second in command, presented a Power Point presentation showing which Senate and House seats were considered up for grabs in 2008 and where Doan, according to several witnesses, asked GSA employees to consider how the agency could “help our candidates in the next elections”.

As Shakespeare’s Sister says, it was perhaps the most pathetic Congressional testimony ever.  And the meeting in question is almost certainly a violation of the Hatch Act, which forbids executive branch employees from engaging in political activities in government offices.

4 Responses to “Lobby Day, Etc.”

  1. But she remembers that there were cookies. And a nickname is born!

    Bring on the subpoenas. I’ll make some popcorn.

  2. Anna says:

    Safte driving and have fun!

  3. Dan says:

    Have fun. The Gonzo thing is getting better and better, though. I wouldn’t miss it for the world. So far it seems like 40% of everything he said under oath was a lie. Tommorrow I expect his answer to “State your full name” will come out as BS.

  4. [...] This is coming from inside the Bush administration, and that is huge.  The larger investigation came out of two narrower ones:  the firing of US Attorney David Iglesias and a political PowerPoint presentation given to GSA employees by Rove aide Scott Jennings. …the Office of Special Counsel is preparing to jump into one of the most sensitive and potentially explosive issues in Washington, launching a broad investigation into key elements of the White House political operations that for more than six years have been headed by chief strategist Karl Rove. [...]

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