Monday, October 24, 2005

Say That Again

Say that again!

With charges looming over the administration with regards to the CIA leak which resulted in one of our own agents being outed by the senior office staff of the President and the Vice president Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas brushed aside an indictment for perjury as a “technicality”. Say what? Hold your horses there pardner. This is the squeaky clean, virtuous, values administration; the new way to do bidness, no shenanigans no excuses no evil doing. So what’s a little perjury between friends? Ask Bill Clinton? Other conservatives, like Senator Hutchison, certainly thought it used to be a serious moral issue; one that warranted impeachment charges brought against the last President of the United States. I don’t know about you, but perjury to deflect a look at some personal failing versus perjury to cover up a Federal crime of outing a CIA agent seem to be on two different levels. The former jeopardizes ones soul; the latter jeopardizes ones soul and our National security. Now, I am the first to say that lying is wrong (that’s what perjury is) but not all crimes are equal. Senator Hutchison (R. Texas) would now have us lower the standard of behavior to an actual indictment of a class 1 felony and not to include "technicalities" such as perjury (lying). Kay, where were you for Bill? You could have saved the country $50 million dollars and Bill a lot of nights on the couch.
While we are on the topic of: “Say that again” I heard a speech the other day by W where he was going over the reasons why we invaded Iraq. Included in his airtight case was the reason that "Saddam would not let the inspectors into Iraq to look for weapons of mass destruction before the war." What the hell was Hans Blix, the UN weapons inspector, doing there before the war? The answer is not finding WMD. Not a single reporter picked him up on this false statement. Maybe there is something in the water in Texas. Everyone should send Senator Hutchison and W and while your at it, Tom DeLay, a bottle of Poland Spring water so we can bring them up to the Standard where perjury is never acceptable be it red or blue.


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