Washington AC/DC - (Mess press): It was High Noon at the OK Corral today as President Bush asked Congress not to subject "hon rabble pubic servants an' phishin' buddies" to take a lie detector test during their depositions about eight federal prosecutors who were subjected to presidential warantless wiretaps "in case they were conspirin' 'gainst me".
Looking shagged out and toxic the commander in chief vowed that neither White House fiction factory director Karl Rove nor Bush's former lawyer Harrier Miers should be subjected to the indignity of having to tell the truth under oath.
Meanwhile Congress is baying for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' blood.
This follows reports of damning evidence that the former Texan pimp planned the prosecutors' snooping and subsequent dismissal after persistent blackmail attempts by Michael Jackson to name Dubya as his Daddy unless the justices who knew about his cosy arrangement with the White House were totally discredited.
Despite the rhetoric and show of defiance the House Panel
nevertheless showed two fingers to Bush and authorized subpoenas on Rove and other top aides.
Later today there will be an announcement whether Congress has also ordered compulsory DNA and fingerprint testing of all concerned.
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