Do you see this door as half open or half closed?
So despite Ricky’s promise that KSM would be convicted in a fair and balanced show trial in New York, it now looks like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed et al will be tried by military tribunals at Gitmo after all.
“Do I know better than them? Yes. I respect their ability to disagree but they should respect that this is an executive branch function, a unique executive branch function,” Holder said in a press conference.
And in keeping with Big-Guy-and-his-little-people fashion, before blaming someone else (Congress, this time) Ricky first reminded us that he was the smartest guy in the room. In politics that’s called “having it both ways.” Anyway, he blamed the “mean old lawmakers” in Congress for not letting him have his trial in New York.
Most people think this about-face had to do with Big Guy having bigger fish to fry: WTF (Winning the Future) now that he’s officially kicked off his re-election campaign.
Butt here’s the real truth: it has a lot more to do with the smartest guys in the room having stepped in it earlier when they may have made some slightly prejudicial comments regarding the outcome of said fair and balanced trial. First Ricky:
Testifying before Congress, Mr Holder said "failure was not an option" for prosecutors. "These are cases that have to be won,"
and then Big Guy:
"I don't think it will be offensive at all when he's convicted and when the death penalty is applied to him,"
Which some considered “braggadocio and puffery to convince the American people they know what they are doing, but it will create all sorts of legal issues that the defense will rightly try to exploit."
Butt geeze, what are you supposed to do when you’re the smartest guys in the room, and your entire political ideology is based on “I know better than you?”
Among others, Dick Cheney has been awarded the “I told you so, butt will refrain from saying so” award.
In other news Big Guy’s current, butt outgoing secretary, Hil met with Israeli president Shimon Peres yesterday
And Big Guy has found some time to squeeze Shimon into his busy schedule today, between meeting with Joey B on Libya, Boehner and Reid on our runaway budget, the CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation and the CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
Can you believe how effective Big Guy is at multi-tasking world and domestic affairs? He deserves another 4 years to WTF.
Lady M continues to get in shape for the rigors of our campaign season:
She’s backing Buh-Rock this year, you know? Along with the rest of the usual suspects.
Here’s our official campaign kickoff video. Or if you don’t have time to watch here’s the synopsis: “It begins with us” and “us” is a Hispanic woman from Nevada, a white guy from North Carolina, a slacker college kid anywhere, a white woman from Colorado and a black woman from Michigan. “WTF!”