Yet more illegal behavior in the Bush White House!

A Justice Department internal report concludes that “Senior aides to former Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales broke Civil Service laws by using politics to guide their hiring decisions, picking less-qualified applicants for important nonpolitical positions, slowing the hiring process at critical times….” according to an article in today’s New York Times.

The primary bad guy appears to be Monica Goodling, the young blonde who testified before Congress in the spring of 2007. She’s a 1999 graduate of that premiere law school Regent University, which was founded by Pat Robertson. I’m beginning to think no one named Monica should be allowed in the White House.

Goodling apparently ran a litmus test on applicants, rejecting liberals and those who might be homosexual, and hiring less-qualified candidates if they were sufficiently conservative.

The inspector general’s investigation found that Ms. Goodling and a handful of other senior aides to Mr. Gonzales used in-person interviews and Internet searches to screen out candidates who might be too liberal and identify candidates seen as pro-Republican and supportive of President Bush.  One senior official, in describing Ms. Goodling’s strategy, likened it to a “farm system” used to fill temporary vacancies at the Justice Department with Republicans who could then move up.

White House spokesman Tony Fratto responded to questions about the report by saying, “There really is not a lot new here.” Of course not… not if you’re the White House and you were directing this malfeasance right from the start!

Anyway, as usual there seems to be no way to hold any of the wrong-doers accountable, since most of them left the government when Gonzales resigned. This is so typical of the Bush administration which isn’t responsible for anything.

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3 comments

  1. Statists like yourself cannot see clearly because of your hate of Bush. You make up scandals of everything and ignore what truly matters. And it wasn’t Monica L. that shouldn’t have been allowed in the White House. It’s Bill Clinton that shouldn’t have been allowed there. You want to compare scandals to determine who was a bigger disgrace, Bill Clinton or George W. Bush? Obama may have as of yet avoided “scandals” but what he is doing to America to make it into something it was never meant to be, a marxist State, is truly disgraceful.

    1. Dear Mr. Faithful Patriot,

      George Bush gave us the highest national deficit in history. He increased the size of government more than any president since FDR. According to the conservative Washington Times,

      Mr. Bush already is the first president in history to implement budgets that crossed the $2 trillion a year and $3 trillion a year marks. His final budget, which comes to an end Sept. 30, conceivably could near $4 trillion, depending on the final tab for the financial rescue.

      Bush wrecked this country, driving us into a terrible recession/depression because of his reckless spending on a war that was unnecessary. He claimed to want to protect America and Americans, but subjected us to lowered environmental standards, failed to act when New Orleans was being washed into the sea, put thousands of American soldiers in harms way for no good reason.

      So compare the records of Bill Clinton and George Bush. Who had the smaller government? Clinton. Who had more Americans needlessly die during his administration? Bush. Who presided over a growing, healthy economy? Clinton. By every measure that matters, Bill Clinton was the far better and more successful president.

      As for Obama, if you read my blog you’ll see I have plenty of criticism of him, although that wouldn’t fit your neat little pigeon hole very well, would it?

      Obama is not a marxist and the U.S. will not be a marxist state. But if Obama is able to create bigger government and more government control it is only because George Bush left our country in a shambles. And for that we can thank the blind support from people like you.

  2. First you wanted to avoid comparing Bill Clinton’s scandals with Bush’s because you know Bush’s integrity would expose Clinton’s ignominy. Now you completely ignore Obama’s deficits while berating Bush’s. Obama will accumulate more debt in his first budget than all of our other presidents’ budgets combined. Why do you only criticize Bush for his deficits which are miniscule compared to Obama’s? Do you really think the way to get us out of Bush’s deficits is to spend ten times more than Bush? You would be dumber than I thought if you believe that. And do you hold the same disdain for FDR who prolonged the Great Depression with his progessive policies?

    Yes, Obama is a marxist. He said himself he wanted to spread the wealth. He for 20 years sat under the racist preacher that hates America. He associates with homegrown marxist terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. He has nationalized banks, fired private company CEOs, is pushing nationalized health care. He has chosen the most radical, racist unqualified Supreme Court justice who thinks it is her job as a judge to show empathy to minorities rather than to do justice.

    As for Bush, he was no conservative: Prescription drug plan, comprehensive immigration reform (i.e. amnesty), education bill, McCain-Feingold travesty, unnecessary Homeland Security department, spending, spending, spending, bail outs, etc. For that I vehemently disagreed with him. He, however, didn’t play politics with America’s security. He hated terrorists and what they did to us on 9/11. Obama neither loves America nor hates terrorists.

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