The White House just declared the American citizenry dumber than a stump with its defense of “hazy memories” in regard to its role in the firing of U.S. attorneys for political reasons. Do the denizens of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue not keep files and other records to refer to as a memory aid?
If not, the mismanagement in the White House has reached Spanish flu like epidemic proporations. Recall that Vice President Cheney cannot do a plan with timelines and Sec. of State Condi Rice failed her quiz on root cause. President Bush not only booted a Hurricane response when he said that was his top priority, his crackerjack team flailed with its laughable Katrina Lessons Learned report. Add Attorney General Gonzales’ defense that he actually knows and does nothing as the head of the Justice Department and we have a weekend long Stooge-a-thon.
So why the current haze? Who lit up inside the White House? What are they smoking? How many are around the circle taking turns adding to the haze? Is that why Tony can’t find the appropriate documents to shed light on this political machination? Surely they pulled some out before Attorney General Alberto Gonzales testified before Congress that the firings occurred for performance reasons. Can they not find them through the smoky fog? Do they not know "when there's smoke, there's fire?"
My guess is it would take less time to find all files, e-mails and communication on this topic than it did to make up the strategy “hazy memories”. That surely took most of an evening around the tatered couch in the White House basement as they jammed to music.
P.S. Tell Tony he's starting to look a bit like his predecessor, Scotty McClellan. Soon Tony too will be a wooden boy ordered around by Georgepetto. Recall what happens when the little wooden boy lies!