Tuesday, July 12, 2005


Republicans Heart Criminals

Well, it's official. The Republicans love criminals.

So they are now endorsing someone who is known to have lied about his involvement in a criminal act. That's something to be proud of. Not only are they endorsing him, they're trying to spin what he did as a good thing. According to RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman:

So to make sure everyone understands this, Mehlman is saying that only the far-left would ever consider holding a criminal responsible for his actions. This naturally begs the question, "How fucking far to the right do you have to be to think that holding criminals responsible is "far-left?" But hey, who am I to judge? After all, I'm obviously from the far-left. So let's look at their defense of old Karl, shall we?

For starters, they claim:

While this sounds like it would be to their advantage, they're misrepresenting what Cooper actually wrote in his e-mail. Yes, Rove warned Cooper to not get "too far out there," but according to Cooper "it was, KR [Karl Rove] said, wilson's wife, who apparently works at the agency on wmd [weapons of mass destruction] issues who authorized the trip." That's where the crime occured. Look, if Rove wanted to warn Cooper he could have done so without mentioning Wilson's wife or her association with the CIA. But he did. And I believe did with the intent that Cooper would run with the information. Look, Cooper is a reporter. You don't say something to a reporter and expect them to not publish it. It's not like confessional where you can expect your priest to keep quiet. Cooper's a reporter and he's going to run with any information he's presented with.

Second in their line of defense is this little gem:

Hmmmm. I'm getting this sense of deja vu. Where have I heard this line of defense before? Let's see... never met him......Oh yeah!

Well, we all know how truthful that was. I'm sorry, but Dick's memory is not something I'm willing to base an argument on.

What other evidence do they site to bolster their case? Well, there's this little beauty:

This one's my personal favorite. Why? Because it's a complete misrepresentation of what was said. They only include the part of the quote that helps their cause, but it misrepresents the actual statement. Here's what the Butler Report actually said:

So as it turns out, Wilson was right, but never mind that. Facts and accuracy will always get in the way of protecting a criminal.

So when it comes right down to it, what we have here is a bunch of liars using lies to protect another liar. Sure makes Al Franken's book Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them seem a little more appropriate doesn't it?

Hey, here's my latest idea for a new bumper sticker. If anyone wants to produce them, you have my permission to do so.

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