On The Wall' Series - Justice Manson, by
morning everyone, thanks for commin."
pleasure Mr. President, as usual. Always a profound
joy to be in your presence."
try Scooter, but you're going to have to leave
now. Just wouldn't look right. We'll fill you
in later. Still got a lot of work for you to
do once we get you off the rap, so don't go
Scooter's visit does bring up why we're all
here. We're in dire need of a major media diversion
from this Fitzgerald investigation. So what
do we have brewin?"
Court's the ticket, sir."
back on the job full time again Karl?"
sir, piece of cake. He didn't even get close
what's our move?"
need to overcomplicate things, we just need
to focus on the original plan. Miers played
her part exactly as it was drawn up, now we
need the kicker."
agree, Mr. President. I've spoken to each of
the honchos at the major media outlets, and
they all assured me they would dump the CIA
outing story if we can give them adequate cover
with a controversial nominee."
right, so who's on the short list?"
I may, sir, I think we need to ditch the original
short list and go for a real heavy hitter right
off the bat. You know how those pansy Democrats
are. If we don't put up someone truly outrageous,
they're liable to just wimp out again and we
won't be able to get the fight, and the diversion
mileage, we need. So I'm thinking along the
lines of a Fred Phelps type of guy."
mean the 'God hates fags' nut?"
the one. Although it might cost us a bit more
than we have budgeted. He makes a boatload of
money from that 'God hates fags' racket. We'd
have to make it worth his while."
I interject something here? Do you actually
think Phelps would make a good Supreme Court
turns and stares vacantly at the new guy)
what is your point? What kind of question is
this is someone likely to be on the court for
the next 40 or so years. Shouldn't we consider
whether or not he would make a good justice?
Isn't that part of our sworn constitutional
room erupts in laughter)
whatever your name is, in case you haven't heard,
we don't like to plan too far down the road
around here. Whether our nominee would make
a good supreme court justice is irrelevant to
the issue at hand. The question is whether he
or she will provide the kind of short term media
diversion we need right now. And, of course,
be someone who would do exactly as they were
told once we got them in there. So don't get
yourself all bogged down in some kind of judicial
quagmire over constitutional duties. Just stick
with the diversion issue."
then, if that's the case, why not just pardon
someone like Charles Manson and nominate him
to the Supreme Court?!"
Manson? Justice Chuck Manson? you know, you
just might have something there 'New Guy'! Karl,
what do you think?"
like it, sir. But it might be a tad risky setting
up a meeting in a maximum security prison to
see if he'll play ball. Be much better if we
had someone on the inside as a go between. Someone
who could get real close to Manson without arousing
right. Call Scooter back in. Tell him the plan
has been altered slightly. He's probably not
going to be too thrilled, but it looks like
he might be back in action sooner than he thought."