The Main Event is Coming
Azael at Hellblazer (just added to the blogroll) is preparing us adequately for what lies ahead:
There's just simply too many things converging here to not be explosive beyond anyone's wildest paranoid fantasies. Too much pure bullshit concentrated in too small of a space to not collapse in a catastrophic tearing of local space-time as it folds in upon itself.
Well, either that or Fitzgerald is going to slap someone on the wrist and it's going to be the left wing equivalent to the whole lack of WMD fiasco in Iraq - as one reporter put it, "the biggest hoax in history".
Myself, I don't think there's going to be any middle ground when Fitz reveals his cards. He is either playing the biggest bluff in history, or this administration's going down. And - I gather - a large sector of the Right Wing of American Politics is going down with them. There's too much filth accumulated over the last 10 years (let's remember Delay, Frist, the whole Dobbson/Miers debacle, and probably thousands of other "issues" that we mere mortals don't even have a clue about yet).
It's going to take a river to clear all this crap out. The shit has been piling up for far too long.
The feeding frenzy alone from the unleashing of all the rabid factions on the right as they consume themselves trying to simultaneously blame each other for this disaster of biblical proportions while trying to lash out viciously at the left wing as they go under for the third time is going to be breathtaking to behold.
Going to be a something to tell the kids. That's for sure.
I do think he's right.
I think there's a pretty damned good chance that this one is actually going to be remembered. Unlike Iran-Contra and the veritable boatload of scandals in the Reagan administration (leading to federal jail time for more than 150 prominent folks in that administration), this one is actually pretty easy to understand. Unlike Monica-gate, this one isn't about attempting to criminalize lies about the president's private sex life.
No, when you get to the bottom of it, this scandal is actually about a much more heinous crime than the Watergate break-in. Sure, sure, like Watergate this is also about the cover-up and the obstruction.
But that's not all there is to this one. Unlike Watergate, the crime itself here is a doozy, not some penny-anny chickenshit break-in but the betraying of the nation's security in the name of petty political payback.
Once Americans realize the depth of this administration's mendacious immorality two years ago, I think all hell is going to break loose in American politics.
And, if this perfect political storm materializes, W had better hope for his sake it only costs him his vice president.