Thursday :: Jan 26, 2006

Bush Doesn't Know Jack?


by Steve

Bush, today at the press conference:

Questioned about a controversy swirling about disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Bush said he would cooperate with federal prosecutors investigating Abramoff and his alleged influence peddling activities, if necessary. Otherwise, the president said he saw no reason to release pictures that he acknowledged were taken of him and Abramoff.
“There is a serious investigation going on by federal prosecutors — that’s their job,” the president said. “If they believe something was done inappropriately in the White House, they’ll come and look and they’re welcome to do so.”
Otherwise, Bush said, “I’ve had my picture taken with a lot of people. Having my picture taken with someone doesn’t mean I’m a friend with them or know them very well.”

So then why are you having those pictures scrubbed?

Josh Marshall, just a while ago, indicates that the White House and a GOP donor who owns a photography service are actively involved in making the Abramoff/Bush pictures disappear. And if a Democrat had done this, the hounds of GOP hell would be descending upon him from the Mighty Wurlitzer for the next month.

So Mr. President, if this isn't a big deal, and if you don't know Jack, then why the scrubbing? And if I am the owner of this photography firm, is getting slapped with an obstruction of justice or destroying evidence charge by federal investigators just the cost of doing business in Bush's Washington?

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