Monica Goodling, Christianist commando

As this new scandal is now making clear (or clearer), there is an important theocratic aspect to Bush/Cheney’s covert moves against American democracy.

There are three items here, all well worth reading.


Who is Monica Goodling?
By Ron Hutcheson
McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON – Monica Goodling, the Department of Justice official who said Monday that she’ll invoke the Fifth Amendment rather than talk to lawmakers, is a frequent figure in department e-mails released so far as part of the congressional investigation into the firings and hirings of U.S. attorneys.

Goodling, 33, is a 1995 graduate Messiah College in Grantham, Pa., an institution that describes itself as “committed to embracing an evangelical spirit.”

She received her law degree at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va. Regent, founded by Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson, says its mission is “to produce Christian leaders who will make a difference, who will change the world.”

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The Strange Hire of Monica Goodling [UPDATE 2.1 – 150 Regent Grads in Administration, FRC Connect]
Tue Mar 27, 2007 at 05:12:27 AM PDT
While everyone’s attention is focused on Monica Goodling’s invocation of the Fifth, emails and Executive subornation of an objective process in how the DOJ selects its targets for prosecution, the larger point – Executive appointments, job qualifications and how failing to meet those qualifications led to mistakes.

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Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall March 26, 2007 10:59 PM

March 26, 2007 — 10:59 PM EDT)

A couple TPM Readers chime in on DOJ White House liaison Monica Goodling’s plan to plead the 5th before the Senate Judiciary Committee …

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I’m a cartoonist from New Jersey, and here’s a toon I came up with about Monica Goodling and her decision to pleade the fifth amendment to protect her from the “legal jeopardy” she faces if she were to give accurate testimony.

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