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Unleash the Weasels

Looks like the VP has unleashed the weasels. The attempt at sliming Patrick Fitzgerald has begun in earnest. And they are saying that he is…

…too moral! Too ethical!


And…*snerk*…that he is serious about his job, and feels that punishing criminals is an important part of being a…*giggle*…United States Attorney.


Okay, their language isn’t as tidy as my version, but that’s pretty much what they are saying. My goodness, that’s just pathetic, isn’t it? So much for “We haven’t attacked this prosecutor.” as the current Administration meme. And what do they really think?

“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,” one White House ally said, referring to special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald.

Hmmm, not-so-subtle is right. (And doesn’t this sound an awful lot like a cross between Mary Matalin and Victoria Toensing, with a dash of Lynn Cheney?) Guess whoever came up with the “make Scooter look crazy” leak to the LA Times is working their magic with the NYDaily News.

The two-faced White House is putting the Presidential puppet out on television to say that Fitzgerald is conducting a dignified investigation, while the weasels stay anonymous and the press allows them to do so.

But tell us what you really think.

But now friends of the White House have started whispering that the Brooklyn-raised prosecutor is overzealous after it became clear that Bush political mastermind Karl Rove and Vice President Cheney’s chief of staff, Lewis (Scooter) Libby, are in Fitzgerald’s cross hairs.

Such hints surfaced publicly for the first time yesterday when Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.), armed with comments that sources said were “shaped” by the White House, suggested Fitzgerald might nail someone on a “technicality” because they forgot something or misspoke.

You recall Kay Bailey Hypocrite, don’t you? Whew, hope all that doubletalk doesn’t give her whiplash.

That Fitz. What a crazy guy. He wants people who serve this nation in its government, the people we elect to office and entrust with the day to day decisions for our national security and domestic policies, to hold themselves to the same laws that every other citizen has to follow — or face the same criminal consequences that any other citizen would face if they broke the law. What a crazy guy! *snerk*

There were several reports yesterday that Fitzgerald could warn people they’ve been indicted as soon as today, and that the grand jury could be called in for an unusual session tomorrow, but his office declined to comment.

Couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch of weasels. Law and order party my ass.

UPDATE: And on the question of having two faces, is anyone else utterly disgusted by a group of people who would so actively, openly and cravenly court religious leaders to obtain power, and then make a backhanded remark about a Prosecutor for his faith in God and his adherence to religious teachings? No shame at all.

UPDATE #2: This is hilarious. Man, I needed a laugh this morning.

UPDATE #3: And yet more.

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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