Carol Platt Liebau: Waiting for the Apology

Friday, August 17, 2007

Waiting for the Apology

Remember how the left attacked John Ashcroft repeatedly when he was nominated to be Attorney General?

Perhaps some of those who lambasted Ashcroft's supposed resistance to enforcing civil rights might want to offer an apology, now that they are trying to capitalize on reports that Ashcroft resisted some initial Administration initiatives on warrantless wiretapping.

So who's the civil libertarian hero now?

3 Comments:

Blogger Chepe Noyon said...

This is really bad logic. The fact that, on one case, Mr. Ashcroft stood up for the law, does not in any way alter the fact that, in many other cases, he did not. This is akin to suggesting that a mass murderer is a hero because he decided to let one victim live.

There's also real irony that you would be suggesting an apology is in order. What about your attack on Ms. Clinton some days ago based on the incorrect belief that she was responsible for refusing to release documents from the Clinton Library? That was just plain wrong, yet no apology ever appeared. Cura te ipsum!

7:20 PM  
Blogger Duke-Stir said...

I will happily issue a full-throated apology regarding Ashcroft in exchange for a resounding repudiation by you of Gonzales for being a lying crony with no allegiance to the Constitution.

10:20 AM  
Blogger Earth to Carol said...

Ashcroft was smart enough not to sign off on the illegal spying of Americans and getting blamed for it but as DOJ he failed for not stopping the illegal programs and defending the people and the rule of law. I'd call it a cowardly CYA. Conduct not worthy of an apology.

8:39 PM  

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