Thursday, July 02, 2009

Segmented Circle

American Zombie is navigating the e-maelstrom once again. Here, here, and here.

Timing is going to be increasingly sensitive with everything as the race to the punchline heats up after hurricane season moves to past its peak. If we're going to get something good, we'll start to have a pretty good idea by the time September rolls around. Otherwise, it might have to wait until next summer. The DOJ is likely to be exceptionally careful about indictments near election time, probably more so now after Alberto Gonzales' DOJ violated so many standards.

7 comments:

jeffrey said...

Seriously... I can't wait to read Nagin's book.

Anonymous said...

Bob Ellis and Scott Sewell were tight. They were trying to get Mitt Romney elected so there you go.

E said...

Yes. There is a surprisingly sizable Mitt Romney contingency amongst the jet-setting Greater New Orleans Republican crowd.

There are family ties:
http://www.romneypilates.com/

Anonymous said...

Right, because our administration wouldn't want to get involved in anything political:

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/06/president-obama-fires-controversial-inspector-general-.html

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-tc-nw-inspectors-0617-0618jun18,0,5718990.story

E said...

that's an irrelevant comment

Anonymous said...

Irrelevant? It is? "The DOJ is likely to be exceptionally careful about indictments near election time, probably more so now after Alberto Gonzales' DOJ violated so many standards."

That's true, the DOJ hasn't acted in a politically motivated way when it comes to investigations, but perhaps the adminisitration has.

E said...

Except that IG got fired for totally legitimate reasons - increasingly erratic and inappropriate behavior.

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/07/mass_of_new_docs_support_white_house_reasons_for_f.php

The process of firing Walpin looks to have begun before the Obama administration was inaugurated.

So again, not a relevant topic of conversation for this thread.