DENVER — The arrest of a man named Steven Howards in June 2006 after he approached Vice President Dick Cheney at a Colorado ski resort and denounced the war in Iraq might have seemed, at the time, no more than a blip on the vice president’s schedule.Its easy to understand why government employees do what is needed to cover the ass of the next highest ass in the pecking order. Its all about being a "team player" and about being promoted and moved up that same pecking order so others can kiss your ass later. At least thats how most government employees view things. I know. I'm a government employee, but unlike these people I refuse (and always have refused) to kiss someone's ass just to get ahead. That's why I never did. And I smile thinking about that.
But now the blip has become a blowup, with Secret Service agents — under oath in court depositions — accusing one another of unethical and perhaps even illegal conduct in the handling of Mr. Howards’s arrest and the official accounting of it.
In the case of the Secret Service agents involved in this cover up you'd think or at least hope they would put professionalism ahead of promotion. But that doesn't seem to be the case. No doubt, given the way the Bushies operate, this cover up had its genesis at the highest points in the Secret Service. However, just like all of the atrocities in Iraqnam, none of the SES or Schedule C employees will be fired or fined or demoted. Nope. Instead there will be a "thorough" investigation after which a GS-5 janitor at Secret Service headquarters will be fingered as the culprit. He or she will lose their job in a much-ballyhooed pronouncement on Fox News and aferward all will go on as if nothing ever happened.
Just think. Exactly 52 weeks from TODAY and the Bushies will be gone from office. Hopefully Dick and Dumbya will be flying to the Hague in a year to begin their war crimes trials.