Captured from Think Progress

Bill Kristol on Fox News Sunday:

Criminal defense lawyers I’ve spoken to who are friendly to the administration are very worried that there will be one or more indictments in the next three weeks of senior administration officials, just looking at what Fitzgerald is doing and taking him at his word, you know, being a serious prosecutor here. And I think it’s going to be bad for the Bush administration.

A man with this “pedigree”

Kristol established along with neoconservative John Podhoretz and with financing from Rupert Murdoch, the conservative periodical The Weekly Standard. In 1997 he founded, with Robert Kagan, the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), a movement credited in part for some of the foreign policy decisions of the Bush administration as evidenced by their 1998 letter to William Jefferson Clinton advocating military action in Iraq to “protect our vital interests in the Gulf”. He is also a member of the long-time conservative think tank the American Enterprise Institute from which the Bush administration has borrowed over two dozen members to fill various government offices and panels. Kristol is currently chairman of PNAC and editor of The Weekly Standard.

is not just another Republican idea man or policy wonk.  Currently he’s best known for his assessment of the meaning of Harriett Miers’ nomination to the SCOTUS, aka, the Moan Heard ‘Round the World:

“I’m disappointed, depressed, and demoralized. […] It is very hard to avoid the conclusion that President Bush flinched from a fight on constitutional philosophy. Miers is undoubtedly a decent and competent person. But her selection will unavoidably be judged as reflecting a combination of cronyism and capitulation on the part of the president”.

In an earlier incarnation, he was know as Dan Quayle’s brain.  (That’s news — never knew he had one, however remote.)

Bill’s father, Irving Kristol, is considered to be one of the founders of the neoconservative movement.  

With all those credentials and with all he has at stake intellectually in the Bush administration there is a reason he’s being provided the Telegram of Doom from the WH inner circle.  It’s to prepare the Republican Party, its Base, and the Faithful for the karmageddon that’s about to descend on them.

If we’re lucky and the Mistress of the Universe continues to smile on the liberal community, then the trials of these more than one senior administration officials should be rolling along nicely, fillling the Federal courts and the national headlines right around November 2006 and, if there’s a lot more than one, their vatious sentencing “parites” might be taking place around election time in 2008.

Timing in politics, is everything.


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