Dem Bones, Dem Bones
From Alexandra Robbins' Secrets of the Tomb:
One of President Bush's first appointments was 1968 Bones clubmate Robert D McCallum, Jr, to the $125,700-per-year position of assistant Attorney General, civil division, the largest litigation component in the Justice Department. The division represents the federal government in significant domestic and policy cases such as fraud, international trade, patents, bankruptcies, and foreign litigation.
You've probably already seen the morning buzz that McCallum is likely to be named acting deputy Attorney General, which will make him - how 'bout that? - the only official with oversight of special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald's Plame investigation, the scope of which is reputed to have broadened beyond Plame, as that single thread is deeply woven into the administration's tapestry of crimes.
This presents an interesting quandry for the Democrats who, by nature or necessity of groupthink, treated Skull and Bones as an unspeakable non-issue during the unaccountable ascension and performance of a certain Bonesman, class of '66, who assured them he had their backs. Those who did not snap to their senses with Kerry's concession 12 or so hours after more violence was done to the myth of representative government are unlikely now to even recognize their contradictions, even as they begin bloviating freely about how awfully mysterious and suspicious it seems.
Even though Bush's falling numbers register a consensus dissastifaction with his "New Reality," there is still a dominant Crisis? What Crisis? mentality as America continues its catastrophic sleepwalk. Would another Saturday Night Massacre wake it up? So many massacres have failed to, we shouldn't hold our breath. We should scream.