Carol Platt Liebau: Sauce for the Goose . . .

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Sauce for the Goose . . .

Is it sauce for the gander? Not so much, if Hillary Clinton's the gander -- at least according to this report from the invaluable Media Research Center.

Breathless news coverage has speculated that Lewis Libby might be indicted, given that his testimony to the grand jury allegeldy may conflict with written documents that show he discussed the Plame matter with Vice president Cheney.

Funny how much less overheated the coverage was, way back when Hillary Clinton was found by Independent Counsel Robert Ray to have given false testimony in answers to the House Government Reform Committee -- a charge that Ray nonetheless declined to prosecute. Hillary had asserted that she had no role in the firing of any member of The White House Travel Office -- before a memo surfaced from the White House administration chief (the helicopter-happy David Watkins) suggesting that, in fact, the employees had been fired at her behest.

Hmmm. Seems when it was just the lives and reputations of the "little people" in the Travel Office at stake -- rather than political soulmates & Vanity Fair-ites Plame & Wilson -- the left wasn't quite as exercised. And how ironic that they're angrier about Rove and Libby telling the truth about the Wilsons (and apparently breaking no laws in doing so) than Hillary Clinton lying about the travel office employees.


Blogger stackja1945 said...

The Left says that the Left is always right, and Left says that the Right is always wrong. The MSM says that the Democracts are always right and the MSM says that Republicans are always wrong. As was as will always be.

1:29 AM  
Blogger Mr. Twister said...

Hillary Clinton was found by Independent Counsel Robert Ray to have given false testimony in answers to the House Government Reform Committee...

Carol, you might want to go and actually read the Ray report, for you are deliberately misleading your readers.

Robert Ray said he did not have evidence beyond a reasonable doubt of criminal activity on the part of Hillary Clinton. Of course, beyond a reasonable doubt is the standard for a criminal conviction. In fact Robert Ray notes that lacking such evidence, he could not convict Hillary.

When Turd Blossom, Scooter, and others sit in their orange jump suits in a crminal court, I'm sure the standard for them will be exactlky the same that it was for Hillary--beyond a reasonable doubt.

7:38 AM  
Blogger Draino said...

Can I just take a moment here to state something that I think Carol will agree with.

Bill Clinton was a complete idiot for being so reckless with his personal life. Especially as a sitting president with full knowledge that a fulltime, independent prosecutor was looking for anything he charge the president with.

That being said, my point is that the current administration's legal woes has, similarly, as much to do with reckless behavior and arrogance as Clinton's predicament. And more so, because the republicans played this game very well when they hunted and finally captured Clinton. Bush ran on an "ethical government" platform in 2000 and so his administration should be held to an even HIGHER standard.

The fact that everyone is, as Carol says, so "breathless" about the current investigation is because these dolts did this to themselves. They knew they were under and ethical and legal microscope and they chose to take the low road.

It is for this reason that they are getting what they deserve and being held accountable in a political sense at least as much as they are being held accountable in a legal sense.

Republicans chose to play hardball in 1998-2000. As much as they'd like to, they can't just pick up their bats and go home now.

8:49 AM  

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