William Kristol, one of the founding members of the NeoCon Movement was on Faux News Sunday preparing the Republican base for the indictments coming down the pike in the Treason Gate debacle. Only catching the last few seconds of it I had the same barrel rolling laugh as Digby. Digby's response is a classic... There were quite a few minor details that came out this weekend that should be added to the list of the "Worst Week in Bush History" such as the new notes
from Miller, the additional email
that Rove found, a letter
from Fitzgerald to Libby's Lawyer, a call
from Fitzgerald to Wilson and the extra sessions the key players have to make with Fitzgerald this week. These all add more speculation to the fire and I don't want to go there in this post. We have waited for 5 years for Bushji and his Holy Warriors to get their due so another few days won't matter much since we will be dealing with facts and not speculation then. Now, on to Digby... - fc
As Ye Sow So Shall Ye Reap
From Think Progress
Towards the end of the segment, Kristol got started, saying, "I hate the criminalization of politics."
I'll bet he does. Perhaps he should have thought of that before he and his little friends used the Independent Counsel Statute and majority status in the congress to normalize character assassination, bogus lawsuits, election stealing and partisan impeachments.
Remember this, Bill?
Politicians, jittery as they are, may wish to reread the prophetic words of author Mark Helprin, in a Wall Street Journal piece from October 1997. For Republicans, wrote Helprin, "there can be only one visceral theme, one battle, one task" -- "to address the question of William Jefferson Clinton's fitness for office in light of the many crimes, petty and otherwise, that surround, imbue, and color his tenure. The president must be made subject to the law."
Thanks to Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp -- and, of course, Ken Starr -- Helprin's call to arms carries a new urgency. Starr's report will reveal, in Helprin's words, "a field of battle clearly laid down." The lines have been drawn. What Republicans now need is the nerve to fight. They must stand for, to quote Helprin again, "the rejection of intimidation, the rejection of lies, the rejection of manipulation, the rejection of disingenuous pretense, and a revulsion for the sordid crimes and infractions the president has brought to his office." (William Kristol, Weekly Standard, May 25, 1998, page 18.)
Yes, that criminalization of politics is a real bitch, isn't it Bill? Now that Republicans have a professional federal prosecutor on their asses for serious crimes they are, predictably, stomping their tiny feet and wailing like a big bunch 'o babies.