Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Cheney Hires Clinton's Old Lawyer

Here's another fun insider Washington twist: Dick Cheney has hired one of Clinton's Impeachment lawyers to defend the VP against the Valerie Plame suit. In case you've been out of touch that's the one where the VP's office took revenge for a Joe Wilson report disputing the run-up to the War in Iraq by going after Wilson's wife. Time to lawyer up for Cheney, and this should be interesting. Gee, I wonder how these family values, macho men of the Republican Party would act if Clinton had gone after one of their wives to get revenge? Kind of sleazy, isn't it? I mean the Mafia doesn't even go there, but Dick Cheney and company did. How manly of him! If you can't fight it out with the man, go after his wife. It's family values in the Bush White House.

TPMmuckraker August 15, 2006 02:01 PM

13 Comments:

At 5:35 PM, Anonymous butch said...

If they "went after" Wilson's wife, why hasn't anyone been indicted for it? Merry Fitzmas.

 
At 6:17 PM, Blogger Rat said...

Butch: The prosecutor hasn't got any evidence. Since Novak came forth with what happened, the criminal case collapsed. everyone and their mothers knew that ms plame was a CIA employee and the whole thing is a farce dreamed up by Wilson, who doesn't know his arse from a hole in the ground.

 
At 9:32 PM, Blogger QuidProQuo said...

Butch,
You might ask why haven't Bush, Cheney, Rove, and the whole gang been indicted? Answer: The wheels of Justice turn slowly (assuming true justice is still viable given the recent Supreme Court misassignments.) Be patient. Wilson will have his day in court. And, God willing, so will the Bush clan for their heinous crimes.

 
At 10:36 PM, Blogger Bill McDonald said...

Tell Scooter Libby that nobody got indicted.

 
At 10:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Bill,
Just finished watching another exciting episode of the born to slack show. a little late about the air show but i was there. i saw the plane, although i did not see it go down because i was checking out the chicks. the bad news is a plane went down with no survivors, the good news is the pilot was a lawyer. anyway, anyone with any intelligence knows who is really behind 9/11. Just watch fox news...yea right. those who believe fox news probably believe bush is a great president too.

 
At 10:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Bill,
Just finished watching another exciting episode of the born to slack show. a little late about the air show but i was there. i saw the plane, although i did not see it go down because i was checking out the chicks. the bad news is a plane went down with no survivors, the good news is the pilot was a lawyer. anyway, anyone with any intelligence knows who is really behind 9/11. Just watch fox news...yea right. those who believe fox news probably believe bush is a great president too.

 
At 10:56 PM, Blogger Bill McDonald said...

Love the interactive nature of it. Thanks for writing in.
I think they call them media platforms.
Thanks again.

 
At 11:31 PM, Anonymous butch said...

Bill,

Scooter Libby did not get indicted for outing Plame....he got indicted for perceived inconsistencies in his testimony to the prosecutors. BIG difference. To date, NO ONE has been indicted for outing Plame.

Quidproquo: I think you are confusing the criminal and civil court system. The Wilson/Plame lawsuit has nothing to do with "the wheels of justice", and everything to do with $$$$.

 
At 11:37 PM, Blogger Chuck Butcher said...

well now butch,
if the repubs have their way with this new official secrets act the whole bunch would go away. But a signing statement would cover that. You know perfectly good and well that the wording of the law re: revealing intelligence officers, is pretty easy to defend against, "um, I didn't know..." Granted that only exposes ineptness beyond belief, but we knew that already.

 
At 12:04 AM, Blogger Bill McDonald said...

You know what they were trying to do, Butch. You're just hiding behind what the definition of "is" is.

 
At 1:13 AM, Blogger QuidProQuo said...

No confusion here at all as to the civil versus criminal court systems, Butch. Who knows how far the Wilson case will go or how far they'll pursue it? Rat's wrong -- there is evidence. But, truth be told, the Plame case is minor league compared to the criminal court case that lies ahead for Bush and his cronies. May not be as sson as most of us would like but it's definitely on the horizon. The sooner it happens, the more American kids lives we'll save. Or wouldn't you like to see that?

 
At 8:22 AM, Anonymous butch said...

Yeah, I do know what they were trying to do. They were trying to defend themselves against Joe Wilson's lying hit piece in the New York Times. To this day, Britain, France, Russia, and the US still stand behind their intel assessment that Iraq was trying to purchase uranium in Niger. Wilson lied about this in the press to further his political agenda. Period.

 
At 9:38 PM, Blogger LaurelhurstDad said...

Gee Butch, once again you totally miss the point.

Wilson didn't lie. He reported the facts as he saw them. So did France and the rest. The difference is they were wrong then, and proven wrong later. Wilson was on the scene, and told what he found.

The problem, dear Butch, is with the initial intellegence, cooked by Cheney and friends.

 

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