American taxpayers (China) paid for Bush administration officials to conduct political campaign activities for the 2006 midterm elections, which violated federal law and is information that, perhaps, we could have used somewhat earlier than a half decade after the fact. This is not surprising, nor is it surprising Karl Rove directed this stuff. What’s really awful is the sheer incompetence of the federal officials using these taxpayer funds, seeing as the 2006 midterms were a total blowout for the GOP. If you’re going to spend our money on elections, at least win some of them. So, are any of these Bush people going to be prosecuted for breaking the law? LOL.
A spokesman for the Office of Special Counsel said Monday that because the administration officials had left office, it no longer has jurisdiction to file any charges.
Did you guys realize you probably need to take less than half a decade on this investigation you’re paying all these bureaucrats to conduct if you want to have any impact on an administration that was ending in January 2009? No? Okay, that’s fine. Not like anyone in Washington has heard about this cult-interest “presidential elections” thing.
It also said that it had not made a formal referral to the Justice Department to ask it to pursue any possible charges.
A Justice Department official on Monday declined to comment when asked if it might file charges based on the report.
We will go ahead and give you the answer: Charges won’t be filed. Because in order for this Justice Department to prosecute the Bush White House, it will have had to do something worse than break treaties and torture and murder people. [NYT]