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Friday, April 24, 2009

Banana Republic-ans

Still more from that theater of the absurd which some still call the Republican Party:
On Tuesday, Karl Rove argued on Fox News [ed.: where else?] that accountability for Bush administration officials who broke the law would make United States "the moral equivalent of a Latin American country run by colonels in mirrored sunglasses."
This has of course been picked up by the Fox News agit-prop battalion, and then by Sen. Bond and even (OMG!) Sen. McCain.

I'd been thinking about writing up the blinding irony of this myself, but Steve Benen said all that needs to be said, in Washington Monthly:

One of the distinguishing characteristics of a "Banana Republic" is an unaccountable chief executive who ignores the rule of law when it suits his/her purposes. The ruling junta in a "Banana Republic" eschews accountability, commits heinous acts in secret, tolerates widespread corruption, and generally embraces a totalitarian attitude in which the leader can break laws whenever he/she feels it's justified to protect the state.

Does any of this sound familiar?

How do they live with themselves?

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