Thursday, June 07, 2007

So Full Of It

Over at the National Review, some of the conservative writers are debating the merits of Scooter Libby's sentence. Some writers have shown their sanity by pointing out that Libby was tried and convicted by a jury of his peers for lying under oath, which is a crime. In fact, this crime of perjury was something that Republicans thought should bring down a President, but now that ensnared one of their own, it is no longer a big deal.

But I was struck by some of the absolute crap spewed by Mark Levin. Levin rejected the comparisons between Clinton and Libby, by saying the following

Clinton’s repeated lies before a grand jury and during his deposition were not only material and relevant to underlying crimes, but the conduct went to the core of the investigation and civil suit.

This is utter garbage. There is absolutely no connection between the Whitewater hearings and Monica Lewinsky. It was a fishing expedition and no sane rational person could possibly suggest that Fitzgerald roamed farther afield than Ken Starr. Guys like Levin are slithering around, trying to avoid the obvious hypocrisy of their positions. Sorry, but it won't work.


At 7:55 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

To even try to compare the 2 is bordering on irrational. Did I say "bordering"?

One was an obvious meandering witch hunt based on a horny guy's efforts to hide his "youthful indiscretions" from his wife and from the world.

The other is about busting a corrupt bunch of nutjobs who continue to insist on hiding facts (obstructing justice) that would obliterate any rationale for an illegal invasion and subsequent occupation while at the same time destroying the career and life of a covert agent. That little feat went on to endanger the lives of other agents, not to mention resulted in the deaths of 3,500 plus. And on and on.

It's all been said a million times. Nevertheless, I still feel compelled to rant about it.

At 8:24 PM, Blogger chris said...

You MUST be kidding. When I was driving home I thought I heard 30 years on the radio and called my wife excited. She said "no, it's 30 months". THAT'S NUTS! 30 months?

What a joke.


At 8:30 PM, Blogger gimmeabreak said...

Well, maybe after Scoots is pardoned he can go on Fox and team up with that other famous, pardoned "patriot" Ollie North.

At 9:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...the conduct went to the core of the investigation and civil suit.

Presumably he meant the Paula Jones suit, back when people still took sexual harassment in the workplace seriously.

Tom Maguire


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