Monday, October 24, 2005
When it's only a crime if you are talking about a Democrat.
I certainly hope that if there is going to be an indictment that says something happened, that it is an indictment on a crime and not some perjury technicality where they couldn't indict on the crime and so they go to something just to show that their two years of investigation was not a waste of time and taxpayer dollars. So they go to something that trips someone up because they said something in the first grand jury and then maybe they found new information or they forgot something and they tried to correct that in a second grand jury.Basically what we are seeing here is the continuation of the wingnut refrain of late that perjury and obstruction charges in this case are not really that big a deal and actually not related to the original charge that Patrick Fitzgerald is investigating. The unmitigated gall of this crowd to go to this argument after the Clinton impeachment displays a shamelessness that is simply breathtaking.
According to Representative John Conyers on the Huffington Post, the White House and their Congressional Republican allies are engaged in a pre-emptive strike to discredit the special counsel if the charges brought are not directly related to the original charge regarding the outing of Valerie Plame. My belief is that this strategy is laughable on it's face and hypocrytical to the extreme for the politicians they wish to make the argument. Nearly every one of them is clearly on record from the Clinton impeachment wailing about the fall of our judicial system due to perjury and obstruction. I'm simply amazed the Hutchinson would float this balloon and to be honest I don't expect too many others to follow in her footsteps after the thrashing she's recieved since her appearance on Meet the Press. What they need is a Republican who defended Clinton during that time, but guess what? They are not easy to find, cuz they simply don't exist!
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