Isn't it pathetic to see Bush's bullies turning into schoolyard cliches?
Today we have Paul Wolfowitz, who couldn't wait to pick on Iraq five years ago, up in the principal's office at the World Bank, trying to hide behind his girlfriend's skirts by blaming her "intractable position" about a salary raise for his breaking the rules. He claims the ethics panel knew she was "angry and upset" and was afraid to confront her about leaving for a new job, so he had to do it.
In coming weeks, there may be more of this at Congressional hearings about the firing of U.S. Attorneys. When and if Monica Goodling and Harriet Meirs testify, Alberto Gonzales and Karl Rove will be ducking behind their skirts to escape blame for the Justice Department fiasco.
Wrongdoing is one area in which the Bushies are equal opportunity employers.