Wednesday, April 12

For Crying Out Loud

I was cruising around the radio dial the other night when I heard this statement come wafting across the airwaves:

"I didn't vote for Kerry because he shot himself in the leg so he could get a Purple Heart."

A year and a half after the election and they're still humping this lie? What's wrong with these people? It's not enough they won the election? Why do they still feel it's necessary to malign their opponent?

I guess they feel they can take pride in the fact that their candidate has never had any questions raised about his Purple Heart because ...

Oh, right. I almost forgot.

He was AWOL at the time.

Monday, April 10

re: Libby Gospel

Kathyr, a reader of my previous post, "The Gospel According To Libby", poses this conundrum:

"What about the 30 pieces of silver? Does Libby have to give them back?"

The answer, Kathy, is no.

In fact, because current political contribution limits allow payoffs donations of up to 1,000 pieces of silver, there are still quite a few pieces of silver left to be spread around.

Just thought you'd like to know.

Sunday, April 9

The Gospel According To Libby

A judicial transcript, including the only known text of the Testimony of Libby, has surfaced and it portrays I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby not as a betrayer of President George W. Bush but as his favored disciple and willing collaborator.

In this text, scholars reported yesterday, the account of events leading to the release of classified documents differs sharply from previous administration statements. Here Bush is said to entrust Libby with special knowledge and ask him to pass this information to a New York Times reporter. By doing so, he tells Libby, "you will exceed" the other disciples.

"You will be cursed by the other generations, and you will come to rule over them," Bush confides to Libby according to the testimony, which was made public at a news conference at the United States Federal Court in Washington.

Though some pundits have hypothesized the "good Libby" before, reporters who have studied the testimony said this was the first time a legal document lent specific support to a revised image of the man whose name has recently been synonymous with treachery.

New analysts say the release of the document will set off years of study and debate. Already, some reporters are saying that this testimony sheds new light on the relationship between Bush and Libby, revealing strands of a secret political strategy running through the beliefs expressed by some branches of the Republican Party.