Thursday, July 26, 2007

It's Looking A Lot Like Fredo Has Perjured Himself

By Manifesto Joe

"Fredo" is the nickname Bush bestowed on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. It's an interesting and ironic choice considering that Fredo was the seriously underachieving screw-up among the brothers in The Godfather movies. This Fredo actually has a rep as a serious overachiever, a guy who on first blush had to be admired for rising to the top from serious poverty.

But this man straight out of a Horatio Alger novel seems to have thrown his lot in with a fast and loose crowd, legally speaking. And it looks like he may be the next one, after Scooter Libby, to face the gauntlet.

I can't reproduce this breaking story from The Associated Press because of permissions issues, but the gist of it is that documents contradict sworn testimony that Gonzales gave before the Senate this week. The report leads off, "Documents indicate eight congressional leaders were briefed about the Bush administration's terrorist surveillance program on the eve of its expiration in 2004," which isn't what Fredo told senators under oath.

The entire article is on the AP Web site, here.

It's looking like Fredo may be the next slice of toast. But it may end up a case like with Scooter, in which he knows too much to let him take the fall.

It will be interesting to watch for the possible perjury investigation once Congress gets back from August recess.

Manifesto Joe Is An Underground Writer Living In Texas.


Red Hog Diary said...

Fredo the bandito needs to go away. Can you imagine? I was pondering what it must be like to be Alberto the other day. How does he sleep? How does he look his family in the eye? I have to beleive he knows how bad all of this is for him and yet he continues to stick with the party line. You would think he will exhale a huge sigh of relief once his obligation to "the Decider" is finished.

Manifesto Joe said...

I actually feel kind of bad for the guy because I know quite well where he came from. I've seen it all very upclose. But he threw in with some muy malo hombres.