Tuesday, August 29, 2006

You Gotta Love This

The rightwing Dallas millionaires (now there's a redundancy) who bankrolled the Swift Boat Liars for Bush and the 2000 John McCain smear campaign are in hot water with the IRS.

Seems the Wyly brothers have managed to avoid paying a lot of taxes, thanks to a complicated scheme of offshore banking accounts.

This does not come as a surprise. It's so typical of those at the very top to develop the haughty feeling that they are somehow above the riffraff when it comes to supporting this country, and their little circle of Texas millionaires naturally includes the BFEE. What is surprising is that Baby Doc would allow the IRS to go after them. Their tax trangressions must have been so blatant, so over the top, that they couldn't be hidden any longer.

Or else there's a quiet revolt going on in the bowels of the maladministration, where even the lowliest bureaucrat is scrambling to be able to say "Bush? Hey, I barely knew the guy!"

Too bad the Wyly boys won't do any jail time. There's nothing like waking up with your new best friend Bubba to change your attitude about obeying the law.