Another quiet bombshell:
Check out this quote. The $140,000 contract in question? Supplying furniture and computers for Dick Cheney's office. I shit you not.
"To recap, the White House awarded a one-month, $140,000 contract to an individual who never held a federal contract. Two weeks after he got paid, that same contractor used a cashier’s check for exactly that amount to buy a boat for a now-imprisoned congressman at a price that the congressman had pre-negotiated."
Read on. Because guess what? The U.S. Attorney who won the conviction against that congressman (Duke Cunningham) was Carol Lam, one of the Gonzales 8. Was she ousted to save Cheney from prosecution?
Meanwhile, the White House has just announced: "THE PRESIDENT WILL MAKE A STATEMENT ON THE U.S. ATTORNEY MATTER SHORTLY AFTER RETURNING FROM KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI AT 5:45 PM, EDT, TODAY, MARCH 20, 2007, IN THE DIPLOMATIC RECEPTION ROOM."
The liberal blogosphere is already buzzing that this is the Gonzales-has-resigned speech, but I sincerely doubt that. Bush's call to Gonzales earlier today, expressing his support, probably bought AG A.G. at least 48 hours.
Oh, by the way, all of the documents released yesterday and today can be found here. There's some 3,000 pages, so I haven't even gone through a tiny fraction of them yet, but they occasionally make for interesting reading, especially when one of the big names like Kyle Sampson pops up. Happy reading, ace.