Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well wisher to his posterity, swear by the blood of the Revolution, never to violate in the least particular, the laws of the country; and never to tolerate their violation by others.

As the patriots of seventy-six did to the support of the Declaration of Independence, so to the support of the Constitution and Laws, let every American pledge his life, his property, and his sacred honor; let every man remember that to violate the law, is to trample on the blood of his father, and to tear the charter of his own, and his children's liberty.

Let reverence for the laws, be breathed by every American mother, to the lisping babe, that prattles on her lap; let it be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges; let it be written in Primers, spelling books, and in Almanacs; let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, and enforced in courts of justice. And, in short, let it become the political religion of the nation; and Let the old and the young, the rich and the poor, the grave and the gay, of all sexes and tongues, and colors and conditions, sacrifice unceasingly upon its altars.

While ever a state of feeling, such as this, shall universally, or even, very generally prevail throughout the nation, vain will be every effort, and fruitless every attempt, to subvert our national freedom.

- Abraham Lincoln, January 27, 1838
  Address Before the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois

Monday, April 16, 2007

The wolf in the middle of the room

How to get rid of the Neocon you just caught with his hand in the cookie jar

Hell no - we won't go.

It seems the latest refuge for Neocons caught stealing, lying or cheating these days - is to simply ignore the fallout. Just refuse to step down. No cutting and running for these guys. Gonzales won't resign - and of course Bush won't fire him - and now Wolfowitz says he won't resign from his position as President of the World Bank either.

This probably doesn't come as much of a shock. These guys will never willingly give up the power. Power and money are the center of their universe. They are counting on their belief that everyone else - the great unwashed - are too weak to strike them down.

Sources close to the executive directors, speaking on the condition of anonymity while the matter remains undecided, said the board is reluctant to appear to cave to the staff and take the unprecedented step of firing a president. But a majority believes it would be "best if he decided on his own" to resign, one source said.

"Neener neener neener - can't make me!"

I'm curious... can't the bank simply fire him?

Apparently they can, and might.. although they are reluctant to do so. And guess what... just as with Gonzales, and Rumsfeld before him, and Brownie before Rummy - Bush is backing his man all the way.

The U.S. president traditionally names the World Bank head. Bush said last week that he strongly supports Wolfowitz and expects him to continue in the job.

"Wolfie, you're doing a heck of a job."

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