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Two Years, and THIS is it?

Posted by Mark on October 28, 2005

So, Lewis Libby couldn’t keep his stories straight, and may have lied to the Grand Jury. That most assuredly deserves conviction if true. But that’s a far cry from the caterwauling from the mainstream media for the past several days. No charges related to the “outing” of a CIA agent, no charges at all against Karl Rove. The Bush administration will go on.

Now, here are my questions:
Who was Bob Novak’s source?
Was Valerie Plame really a covert agent, and what exactly was her influence over the decision to send her husband Joseph Wilson to Niger.
What crime was actually committed here, and by whom?

Over the coming days, we will see more and more hysterics from the Left, both in the MSM, and perhaps more importantly, in the blogosphere. Those on the left who are honest know that their early Christmas was a bust. They’ll try to make more out of this than is there, and will fail, again.

Meanwhile, those same bloggers and MSM journalists trying to make the best of these indictments were the same ones defending Clinton to the hilt. And what did the then POTUS do? Not only lied to a grand jury, but carefully and maliciously helped his girlfriend Monica Lewinsky write a false affadavit, therefore suborning perjury. Lost his law license for that, remember?

If Libby screwed up and lied, let the conviction happen. Perjury and Obstruction of Justice matter. They mattered in 1998, and they matter now. But the ones doing the Snoopy dance now are the same ones who defended Clinton then. Hypocisy? Political agendas? Yep.

One interesting paragraph at the end of the press release:

The public is reminded that an indictment contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

You think Chris Matthews will get to that part? Not likely.

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Two Years, and THIS is it?

Posted by Mark on October 28, 2005

So, Lewis Libby couldn’t keep his stories straight, and may have lied to the Grand Jury. That most assuredly deserves conviction if true. But that’s a far cry from the caterwauling from the mainstream media for the past several days. No charges related to the “outing” of a CIA agent, no charges at all against Karl Rove. The Bush administration will go on.

Now, here are my questions:
Who was Bob Novak’s source?
Was Valerie Plame really a covert agent, and what exactly was her influence over the decision to send her husband Joseph Wilson to Niger.
What crime was actually committed here, and by whom?

Over the coming days, we will see more and more hysterics from the Left, both in the MSM, and perhaps more importantly, in the blogosphere. Those on the left who are honest know that their early Christmas was a bust. They’ll try to make more out of this than is there, and will fail, again.

Meanwhile, those same bloggers and MSM journalists trying to make the best of these indictments were the same ones defending Clinton to the hilt. And what did the then POTUS do? Not only lied to a grand jury, but carefully and maliciously helped his girlfriend Monica Lewinsky write a false affadavit, therefore suborning perjury. Lost his law license for that, remember?

If Libby screwed up and lied, let the conviction happen. Perjury and Obstruction of Justice matter. They mattered in 1998, and they matter now. But the ones doing the Snoopy dance now are the same ones who defended Clinton then. Hypocisy? Political agendas? Yep.

One interesting paragraph at the end of the press release:

The public is reminded that an indictment contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

You think Chris Matthews will get to that part? Not likely.

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A City Divided

Posted by Mark on October 28, 2005

Not Beirut, not Jerusalem.
Great story on the Northside last night.

CHICAGO — Welcome to ghost town. The city of champions.

In Wrigleyville, the bars are empty. Not literally, but not figuratively, either.

The parking lot across the street from Wrigley Field, which usually charges $35 for regular-season Cubs games, wants only 10 bucks tonight.

“When the Cubs were in the playoffs [in 2003], I was charging $150 a car to get in this lot,” the attendant tells me as I drop Jackson on him and look for Hamilton as change. “Do you know how much I’d get if the Cubs were playing tonight instead of the Sox?”

Inside the Cubby Bear, the world-famous bar that sits 10 yards away from Gate F, under the “Wrigley Field Home Of The Cubs” marquee, four doormen are on the clock (during regular-season games, it takes 15). The place holds a capacity of 2,500; tonight, there are 80 inside. The usual Wednesday Specials — $2 well drinks, $10 buckets, $1 tacos and $1.50 Enchiladas are “un-specialed” for the night.

Ah well, wait till next year, right? Right?

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