Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Bob Defends Libby, Ignores Justice

Today, Bob threw a hissy fit over the Lewis "Scooter" Libby trial.

The first lie Bob spouted was that the whole affair is “dirty politics at its worst.” He didn't elaborate on that claim. He couldn't, because it’s simply not true. Anyone who does their homework on Patrick Fitzgerald knows that he’s a prosecutor appointed by Bush in 2001! Further, he’s prosecuted more Democrats than Republicans for corruption since his appointment!

Bob’s second lie was that no crime was committed when Valerie Plame’s identity was leaked. He said that Valerie Plame wasn’t a covert operative within the CIA at the time, so there was no crime committed when her name was put in the papers. But a google search will demonstrate that Bob is lying. Valerie Plame was listed as a Non Official Cover agent.

Bob then had on Andrew Rackowski, former Republican candidate for Senator and former State Representative. That’s right: Bob brought out a Republican operative to defend Libby. How unbiased! Other than being an echo chamber for Bob, he said little more than making ensuring everyone knows about a fund raiser event for the Republican party. Would Bob will let a Democrat do that?

After Rackowski hung up, Bob talked about the possibility of Bush pardoning Libby. Unsurprisingly, Bob made fun of Democrats for telling Bush that a pardon would be wrong. He even made fun of Democrats for being happy about the verdict! That’s Bob for you: He thinks it’s wrong that people should be happy when justice is served. Bob hates justice, but he sure loves them Republicans!

As a justification for a pardon, Bob did what all conservative pundits do when they have to give a good reason for being evil: He blamed Bill Clinton. Bob’s defense was that Clinton pardoned Marc Rich, so it should be no big deal that Bush pardon Libby. I’d like to ask Bob: Is it right when Clinton does it? If so, shouldn't you stop bashing him?

Of course, Bob didn’t provide all the facts into Clinton’s pardoning of Marc Rich. Rich was pardoned only after Israeli government officials sought clemency, and the prosecutors who investigated never found enough evidence to indict him.

Thus, Marc Rich had never been convicted.

However, Lewis Libby was.

Nevertheless, even if Marc Rich was found guilty, pardoning Libby still would be wrong! A Presidential pardon isn't justified simply because past Presidents have pardoned others! Jesus never said "If your predecessor sins, everything you do is forgiven." Then again, Bob doesn't really care what Jesus has to say, anyway.

Lastly, Bob tried to make it look like Libby's defense "a lapse of memory," was determinative. Bob said “If he really was lying, fine, convict him. But if he just had a bad memory you have to feel bad for the guy.”

The jury didn’t buy the “I don’t remember” excuse. Libby knowingly outed a Non-Official-Cover agent of the CIA and then covered it up. Libby was found guilty by a jury of his peers!

Deal with it, Bob!


Irl Hudnutt said...

I'm glad you wrote about this, DJ.

With this segment, Bob proved he's a republican hack and not a Christian activist.

Bob is always forgiving of Republican transgressions, but Bob NEVER forgives Democrats. He drags every possible democratic infraction out to show how wonderful Republicans are.

Justice isn't important to Bob. Power is.

Anonymous said...

I don't think Bob was lying when he said this was "dirty politics at its worst", it's more like a Freudian Slip. The dirty politics occurred when the Administration made the political decision to destroy a CIA agent's career and put countless others in risk because they didn't like the fact that her husband presented evidence that ran counter to their lies about Saddam's WMDs.

Also note that Bob obviously didn't attempt to obtain somebody with a point of view that differed from his. A good choice would have been Jim Marcinkowski, a local attorney who was a former CIA agent that trained with Valerine Plame. Bob is fair and balanced, just like Fox News...

Anonymous said...

By the way, only 18% of Americans support a presidential pardon of Scooter Libby. I guess that's one Republican/Dutko talking point that's not catching on...

Anonymous said...

Wow, you did your research on wikipedia.
Oh, that's airtight.