MEMORY LAPSES AT JUSTICE DEPARTMENT
Everyone in the Justice Department from Alberto Gonzales to the janitor has testified about those eight U. S. attorneys who were fired for being closet Democrats. To a person, they have been forthright and open in admitting that they did not remember key events or who did what. Senator Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, is threatening to investigate the Justice Department’s cafeteria to see if something in the food is causing all those legal types to lose their memory.
Since no one in the Justice Department has any idea who ordered the firings, Leahy’s committee is is getting ready to subpoena White House aide Karl Rove and former White House counsel Harriet Miers. The president has no objection to having these two testify as long as it is not in public, they are not under oath, and no transcript is kept. The president denies that Rove and Miers have been instructed to cross their fingers behind their back when they promise to tell the truth.