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Woah. Patrick Fitzgerald is a Badass

 
 
Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Fri 28 Oct, 2005 08:26 pm
dlowan wrote:
Probably find out he had consensual sex with another adult or something.


at a boy sout jamboree no doubt....
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 28 Oct, 2005 08:48 pm
What's a "boy sout"?

Sounds like the man is one of them traitorous, hellbound, preverts to me!
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 28 Oct, 2005 09:43 pm
a boy sot? I doubt it, somehow.
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nimh
 
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Reply Sun 30 Oct, 2005 10:56 am
http://www.economist.com/images/20051029/D4405US0.jpg

The usual smearing tactics have already begun:

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THIS Monday's New York Daily News printed a delicious bit of character assassination: "He's a vile, detestable, moralistic person with no heart and no conscience who believes he's been tapped by God to do very important things." No, this was not yet another vacuous actress moaning about George Bush. It was a "White House ally" describing Patrick Fitzgerald, the special prosecutor who is leading the investigation into who leaked the name of a covert CIA agent, Valerie Plame, to the press.


But, as the Economist article that's from proceeds to point out, there's some drawbacks to trying character assassination on Fitzgerald. Things to remember when the sliming is picked up by A2K's conservatives:

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[T]he Republicans suffer from three handicaps that could turn any campaign against Mr Fitzgerald into a farce.

The first is that they are starting too late. [..] The Republicans have been excessively nice about Mr Fitzgerald, who was appointed by a Republican official [..]. James Comey, the deputy attorney-general, introduced Mr Fitzgerald as "Eliot Ness with a Harvard law degree and a sense of humour". Mr Bush, to his credit (and completely unlike Mr Clinton), has insisted on the seriousness of the inquiry; only the other week, he praised Mr Fitzgerald for handling the case in "a very dignified way".

Second, Mr Fitzgerald is no Ken Starr. Mr Fitzgerald is as apolitical as Mr Starr was partisan. When he registered to vote in New York, Mr Fitzgerald registered as an independent only to discover that the Independents were a political party, so he changed his registration to "no affiliation" [..]. [..]

Mr Starr, a conservative and a God-fearer who sang hymns on his morning jog, was a ready-made bĂȘte noire for the left. Mr Fitzgerald embodies everything that conservatives ought to admire. He is the son of Irish immigrants who worked his way through Amherst and Harvard Law School [..]. He is a workaholic who made his reputation prosecuting gangsters and terrorists, starting with the Gambinos. (In good Godfather fashion, he even had a witness flown in from Sicily.) He convicted Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman of the 1993 World Trade Centre bombings, travelled to Africa to investigate the embassy bombings of 1998 and brought the first American indictment of Osama bin Laden.

The third handicap for Republicans is that their arguments during the Lewinsky affair may be thrown back in their faces. How can they moan that Mr Fitzgerald has broadened his inquiry well beyond the original leak, when they supported Mr Starr's leap from dodgy land deals to oral sex? How can they say that perjury and obstruction of justice are technicalities when, during the Lewinsky affair, they declared that "perjury and obstruction of justice are high crimes and misdemeanours" (Senator Bill Frist) and that "perjury and obstruction of justice are crimes against the state" (Senator Sam Brownback)?
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nimh
 
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Reply Sun 30 Oct, 2005 11:03 am
Eg, here's one Republican Senator already setting himself up for ridicule under point 3 of the article above - how can perjury now suddenly be a mere "technicality", if it was presented as such a capital crime by his party's leaders just a few years ago?

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Some Republicans, including Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson of Texas on "Meet the Press", a Sunday chat show, argued that perjury was equivalent to a technicality if there was no underlying crime. Mr Fitzgerald responded in a press conference on Friday that people who work undercover for their country need to know that they will not be unmasked lightly, and that when they are unmasked it is crucial that officials cooperate with an investigation. Failing to do so was a breach of the public trust.

(source)
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sun 30 Oct, 2005 06:47 pm
nimh wrote:
Eg, here's one Republican Senator already setting himself up for ridicule under point 3 of the article above - how can perjury now suddenly be a mere "technicality", if it was presented as such a capital crime by his party's leaders just a few years ago?

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Some Republicans, including Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson of Texas on "Meet the Press", a Sunday chat show, argued that perjury was equivalent to a technicality if there was no underlying crime. Mr Fitzgerald responded in a press conference on Friday that people who work undercover for their country need to know that they will not be unmasked lightly, and that when they are unmasked it is crucial that officials cooperate with an investigation. Failing to do so was a breach of the public trust.

(source)


That was a dumb comment, and I saw where she tried to clarify, or back away from it the next day.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2005 02:38 am
Ah, the smearing. What took them so long?


Oh, hoping for no indictment, I guess.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2005 06:46 am
Tico, I am often guilty of dressing the pig for effect, but I did hear on last nights "60 Min" that the CIA is sure that at least 2 coverts in countries in the Mid East had been arrested as a function of the "outing" and they didnt know whether anyone was killed.
CIA is really pissed.
Id wish this would go away for selfish reasons. Since Bush "inherited" a downing economy, he hasnt really done anything to revive it other than give special favors to his crones.
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