Originally Posted by RINGLEADER
Everyone be prepared for the admin to say that, while technically they may have not said things as "fully" as the politically-motivated GOP wants, but that nothing illegal happened and it wasn't their intent to mislead. And that they will get to the bottom of it. And that it is Bush's fault. And that the GOP is getting in the way of the people's business.
Also, the media will move on from this and claim the GOP is "overplaying" any misdeeds.
You saw it happen with Jay Carney who can't bring himself to admit he lied and the IRS commissioner today saying he told the truth. No one outside of the right will call them on it and Obama will eventually turn this into a marginalized, partisan witch hunt.
This is the horribly dangerous result of a president having almost absolute control over the media.
Right now, the mainstream media realizes they have to serve as a relief valve, and report on these scandals as the public threatens to boil over with anger at the administration. Eventually, as things cool off they will begin to trivialize the scandals rather than pursue them, and exaggerate other minor stories to take the crowd's minds off of them entirely.
If it was a Republican president, they would already be crying for impeachment proceedings, and we would have a full blown Nixonian crisis underway.
Right now an incident in which the IRS brownshirts were bullying and intimidating Hussein's political enemies is being quietly swept under the rug.
Someday, the same averting of the eyes will take place as the enemies are marched off to the internment camps...