“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Dave Henry Gives Aid and Comfort to Our Enemies by Criticizing the President in a Time of War!

A Republican (King Decider, no less) makes a rare appearance in Dave's weekly "kick in the pants" section:

and a kick in the pants.
To President Bush: The president just gave Democrats political ammo by voiding the prison term for I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. Any grown man who willfully accepts the nickname "Scooter" deserves time behind bars for a gross lack of judgment, not to mention reported perjury in a CIA leak scandal. The general public could not care less about Libby or the outed Valerie Plame, who will now have to live as a liberal hero/celebrity rather than the top secret double-not spy she claimed to be. Why take the political hit for a supposed scandal that makes most people flip the channel for the latest on Paris Hilton's prison ordeal?
Goodness, Dave, what guarded language. It wasn't "reported perjury", it was straight-up perjury. To quote Glenn Greenwald:

The Plame investigation was urged by the Bush CIA and commenced by the Bush DOJ, Libby's conviction pursued by a Bush-appointed federal prosecutor, his jail sentence imposed by a Bush-appointed "tough-on-crime" federal judge, all pursuant to harsh and merciless criminal laws urged on by the "tough-on-crime/no-mercy" GOP. Lewis Libby was sent to prison by the system constructed and desired by the very Republican movement protesting his plight.
I'm not convinced that "the general public could not care less" about this matter, but for the sake of argument, let's say they don't. The general public can't always be counted on to vote, either. That doesn't mean it isn't important.