That’s Stephen Colbert’s description of a book by former federal prosecutor Elizabeth de la Vega: “United States v. George W. Bush et al.” Here’s her description:
“I was pretty appalled at the level of discussion, especially about legal issues, and about the prewar intelligence and whether or not it had been unintentionally misrepresented,” said de la Vega, who lives in Los Gatos, Calif. “It was clear to me that the conduct of the Bush administration was exactly the same as the type of fraudulent conduct that’s prosecuted around the country every week.”
Well, it does sound like fun.
I will say that it’s fascinating to see the President at 28% in the polls … just reaching the lows of Jimmy Carter in 1979. Say what you want about Carter, but you have to wonder: What the hell did Jimmy Carter ever do to sink as low as Bush? Or alternatively: How is George Bush doing as well as Jimmy Carter?
Honestly, he should be doing worse. And de la Vega’s point is that he’s lied on purpose, not that somehow the intelligence was botched, or that the attorney firings were “mishandled”, or whatever. No, we need to be clear that they’re straight-up crooked, straight up to — and especially — the top.