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June 05, 2007

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Other Tom

Strikes me that if the government wanted to include a determination of covertness as relevant to the sentence, the burden was on them to show it, not on Libby to disprove it. But we're pretty much through the looking glass here...

Other Tom

This is current from Breitbart:

"Though he saw no reason to let Libby remain free pending appeal, Walton said he would accept written arguments on the issue and rule later."

Someone said on the earlier thread that Fox News is reporting that he is free pending appeal. So what's up?

Cycloptichorn

An entirely predictable outcome to a sordid affair.

Jane

Fox News is indeed forcefully reporting that he's out pending appeal. They don't appear to have any doubts about.

Other Tom

Sordid all the way around, and widely predicted here.

Sue

The way I read it, he is out pending the judge's ruling next week. He has indicated he isn't inclined to allow him to remain out. Which way you think he'll rule? ::sigh::

Appalled Moderate

Cyclo:

It ain't done yet. Fitz wants the Vice President, and the Vice President wants Libby pardoned.

Be interesting how this turns out. Would you take a pardon in exchange for Cheney never having anything to do with foreign policy ever again? (I know I would!)

Other Tom

Interesting, Jane. I wonder if they're basing that reporting on the fact that he wasn't ordered to report immediately, or if the judge has in fact ruled to that effect. No one disputes that he is "free" as we speak, but that doesn't settle the matter.

Pollyusa

Wolfowitz

Wolfowitz commends Libby for protecting a covert CIA agent, he also relates how Libby helped Armitage with legal advice. Wolfowitz goes on say that Libby's wife is a "life long Democrat".


One involves his[Libby's] effort to pursuade a newspaper not to publish information that would have endangered the life of a covert CIA agent working overseas.

[]

I also remember how Mr. Libby offered his services pro bono or at reduced costs after he had returned to private law practice - to help former colleagues and friends with legal issues. In one case he helped a public official defend himself against libelous accusations, something that is extremely difficult to do for anyone in public office. The official in question was Richard Armitage who more recently served as - Deputy Secretary of State.
Wolfowitz letter 5/29/07


Sue

OT,

The judge is allowing written arguments on why Libby should remain free pending an appeal. He will rule next Thursday.

Cycloptichorn

AM -
Cyclo:

It ain't done yet. Fitz wants the Vice President, and the Vice President wants Libby pardoned.

Be interesting how this turns out. Would you take a pardon in exchange for Cheney never having anything to do with foreign policy ever again? (I know I would!)

I suppose so. Not that things are cut and dry in the real world, though.

Jane

I wonder if they're basing that reporting on the fact that he wasn't ordered to report immediately, or if the judge has in fact ruled to that effect.

OT,

The reporter talked at length about how an appeal could take 2-3 years and how Libby would be home with his small kids during that time.

Other Tom

AM, I don't understand your question. The only guy who can pardon him is Bush. Are you suggesting Bush would issue a pardon on that condition, or are you simply telling us your preferences?

Sue, no doubt in my mind which way the judge will go, given what he apparently said today. Bush now has one week to act. At this point I rather doubt he will.

By the way, I've seen nothing to suggest that Libby has anything to give on Cheney.

Jeff Dobbs

Sorry, gotta repeat the text Polly posted from Wolfowitz' letter in support of Libby:

I also remember how Mr. Libby offered his services pro bono or at reduced costs after he had returned to private law practice - to help former colleagues and friends with legal issues. In one case he helped a public official defend himself against libelous accusations, something that is extremely difficult to do for anyone in public office. The official in question was Richard Armitage who more recently served as - Deputy Secretary of State.

Well of course. The icing on the turd cake.

sylvia

The whole thing is ridiculous. Maybe someone should open an obstruction case on Fitz because years later, we STILL don't know if Plame was covert.

I read an article in the London Times a few days ago on American justice

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/
william_rees_mogg/article1848345.ece
(hey sorry - don't like html slashes - come on, you all can cut and paste!)

At first I thought it was offensive, but now I'm thinking maybe the guy is onto something about the over aggressive prosecutors here. And read in the comments about the increasing reliance on the Federeral prosecutions, with their lower rights safeguards.

lurker9876

Fitz reported that he has no plans to charge anyone. He says that his investigation is on hold and told his team to go home to their day jobs.

I'm with OT. Bush won't do anything until the appeals process is complete. Walton wants Libby to spend jail time. I don't think Walton would let Libby go free pending appeals.

The sordid affair is caused by Fitz.

I don't think Libby ever had anything to give on Cheney.

Captain's Quarters agree with us.

lurker9876

Except Captain's Quarters doesn't fully understand all of the details. He also doesn't think the appeals would overturn Libby's convictions.

Well, perhaps Wells and Jeffress would do better with the conservative judges at the Court of Appeals.

Appalled Moderate

OtherTom:

There is some kind of odd battle in the administration between Cheney on one side and SecDef and Rice on the other. This might be a good way to settle the dispute in a way that keeps it under wraps. So, yeah, it's my preference, but it also seems like a possibility.

(Of course, Bush could simply choose a policy and freeze Cheney out. But that's another thread.)

Tom Maguire

OMG - the Libby-Armitage connection was reported back in Hubris, but it still rankles.

Well, the interplay of a Libby pardon, Bush, Cheney, and immigration is interesting - does Cheney have any sway on immigration? Does he still have sway on Libby? Might the base relent and take Bush back if Bush pardoned Libby? (I would guess not - immigration is reality, Libby is a pasttime).

RichatUF

...I think here they have a legitimate concern about this info being disclosed. CIA contacts justice. Justice goes about to seek to investigate that. They make inquiries of high govt official and he prevents them from investigating that case...

More wisdom from Judge Walton-if it were legitimate then why is Armitage free to travel the world saying how bad neo-cons are. If Libby obstructed the FBI's attempts to make inquiries of high gov't officials why is it that Grossman and Armitage could talk to one another before and after their FBI interviews.

Good leak-> Bush lied

Bad Leak-> Their were no lies

RichatUF

Other Tom

AM--God, I don't know. Obviously Bush could freeze Cheney out any time he wants, and he could pardon Libby any time he wants. Seems hard for me to imagine him feeling he needs to placate Condi and State should he elect to pardon Libby.

It certainly sounds to me like Fox has got egg on their face on this free-pending-appeal stuff. Seems to me as though Scooter better bring his toothbrush to next Thursday's hearing unless GWB steps up to the plate--and when was the last time he did that?

sylvia

"There's a suggestion that at some point Plame was in a position where her job was classified."

Well that quote from Walton kills me. There was a "suggestion"? Uhhh, aren't we supposed to KNOW at this point whether Plame was covert - especially since Libby is being SENTENCED for violating it?

It's not some unsolvable mystery like figuring out space and time and the grand unified theory. Figuring out whether Plame was covert would involve about 2 seconds of scanning her personnel file then releasing the relevant info. The fact that Walton can claim this as part of the sentence and not know this is scandalous.

Jeff Dobbs

Other Tom:
Seems to me as though Scooter better bring his toothbrush to next Thursday's hearing unless GWB steps up to the plate--and when was the last time he did that?


In Tom's latest update from FDL:

If Walton decides against bond pending appeal after reading those motions, then it all goes to the prison system and Libby goes to jail in normal schedule, which would be about 45-60 days.

He would get time to put affairs in order???

sylvia

Can't get over these greatest hits from Walton:

"The fact that someone isn't found guilty, that's stronger than the fact that they weren't charged."

Huh? So Libby is being punished because because Fitz didn't have a case for the IIPA violations? So in other words, he's assumming Libby is probably guilty because he wasn't proven innocent?

"You only look at whether a legitimate investigation was taking place "

Well yeah. A legitimate investigation would be nice. Better than a corrupt investigation or a frivilous investigation. It sure would kind of suck serving jail time for an illegitimate investigation, wouldn't it?

Jeff Dobbs

For the repub debate.....do candidates get asked..."show of hands if you would pardon Scooter Libby." Fred won't be there and we're sure he would raise his hand. Anyone else willing to do so at this point? I think everyone else would pretty much hem and haw about waiting for appeals process, etc.....

centralcal

H & R: You are right about the hemming and hawing from the Republican candidates (except Fred!) But, they are safe since most of the general public (sadly) doesn't have a clue about the Libby case or much care.

Jane

Fox is now hedging its bets on Libby being free pending appeal; They are now reporting that will be decided next week.

He would get time to put affairs in order???

Apparently the jail isn't quite ready.

Other Tom

Interesting question, H&R. Since these guys at this point are seeking the votes of GOP primary voters, you'd think one or more of them would say they'd pardon Libby. Rudy?

topsecretk9

--Wolfowitz goes on say that Libby's wife is a "life long Democrat".--

Well she is - she worked for the Democrat candidate for President Joe Biden and worked in behalf of the Anita Hill joke.

sylvia

Just on the few words I see from Walton, I can tell the guy isn't too bright. It seems that we have more than our share of not top quality judges in this country. Bill O'Reilly seems to like putting a spotlight on that and I think he's right on the mark for doing so. If only there was some better way to screen them in advance.

For instance in some small counties here, judges don't have to be lawyers. For example, a friend of mine had to postpone his small case in some hick town because the judge had to work late at her shift as a manager at the local Mcdonalds! So something needs to be done.

alcibiades

He would get time to put affairs in order???

Well, Paris Hilton did, why not him.

I knew Waltoon was going to do this. Given his mindset - straight down the line liberal - he probably saw clips from show trial on Plame and "realized" she was covert.

And of course he was emboldened by the fact that his "judicious" job on the Libby case awarded him a slot on the FISA court - geez, just the kind of mind I want working on National Security.

Jeff Dobbs

From the Corner:

"There's a Hero in the Dock" [Kathryn Jean Lopez]

Clarice Feldman on Scooter Libby

06/05 12:59 PM

alcibiades

President Bush feels "terrible" for the family of I. Lewis Libby but does not intend to intervene now in the case of the former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney who was sentenced to prison Tuesday, the White House said.

BTW, Tom M. - if Bush wants to antagonize his base even further than it is already, he'll keep up this attitude of non-intervention.

Looking_For_a_Way_out

TM

There is some significance to the defense's failure to pursue your take on the IIPA argument. Libby's attorneys would not pursue that argument if they believed they were likely to lose it. Jeffress did give you enough rope to keep you clinging to it, to leave you hanging, so to speak. The intent of this "bad" bit of lawyering was probably to keep the political ground for a pardon viable, and keep the defense fund donations rolling in. I Don't believe for a second that they "accidentally" missed a chance to vindicate their client. OTOH the Bush administration's hallmark has been to grossly overpay for incompetent performance. Maybe Libby's just like the rest of them.

Jeff Dobbs

NRO's editorial on the Libby sentencing

We said it in March, when I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby became the only person convicted of any crime in the CIA-leak investigation, and we’ll say it again now that he has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison: President Bush should pardon Libby, and do it now.

Paul

Walton is definitely not bright, as Sylvia mentions above. That's one of the big problems here, that he was snowed by Fitz from the get-go.

There are lots of low-IQ people in the world and much of the time they don't cause serious problems. But when a low-IQ person is in a position of power, oh, let's say, a judge, then that's almost a prescription for disaster.

Chants

"What Jeffress ought to have been arguing is that no IIPA charge was possible regardless of Libby's lies or intent because the government never demonstrated that she was qualified as a covert agent under the statute." -- TM

If Jeffries added that no IIPA charge was possible because the government did not want to litigate the reasonable "affirmative measures" factor, then I think he may have been even more effective.

Pollyusa

Talkleft has all of the letters up in PDF here.

They are alphabetical, Hannah and Eric Edelman wrote letters.

MikeS

Since the pardon is certain to attract a lot of attention, I think the Administration should use reverse psychology by making it a media event. I’m imagining something similar to the stem cell announcement.

Bush could point out that while most pardons are granted without fanfare, this is an unusual case. In this case not only have 2 of the jury members suggested that they would not oppose a pardon, but much evidence has come to light since the case.

Evidence that Plame was indeed not a covert agent under the law at the time of the Novak article because
1. Her overseas duty did not meet the IIPA requirements per her service record.
2. Neither she nor the CIA were taking the reasonable affirmative measure of protecting her identity by telling people that information about her identity was classified.
3. The CIA did verify her employment to the journalist in question.

We now know that Mrs. Plame’s relationship was not even classified under an executive order.
According to the prosecutor there is no evidence that anyone in the administration ever thought she was classified in any capacity.

cathyf
OMG - the Libby-Armitage connection was reported back in Hubris, but it still rankles.
Yeah, it turns my stomach, too, but I'll still give voice to my inner pollyanna...

Suppose a WTC office worker is carrying an injured coworker down the stairs of the WTC on 9/11. He is exhausted, and he just can't carry her any further. He puts her down, goes the rest of the way down the stairway and escapes, while the coworker perishes. Do you blame the survivor? Or the terrorists?

This monster Fitzgerald is a scary guy. Sure, I'd really admire Armitage if he were out there putting his neck on the line to defend Libby. On the other hand, the cowering out of sight and mind hoping to escape Fitzgerald's wrath -- yeah, it's hard to blame him too much for it.

I've said all along that putting too much blame on Armitage is at least partially excusing Fitzgerald's behavior. And I will entertain no excuses for Fitzgerald's behavior.

topsecretk9

I put this in the other thread (I guess wrong thread)


Polly

Why did you highlight that Wolfowitz noted Libby's wife is a Democrat?

Pollyusa

topsecretk9

It was news to me, didn't realize it was common knowledge. Wolfowitz had quite a bit on Libby's non-partisanship in the section where he mentions Mrs Libby.

topsecretk9

Jackson Hogen, friend and ski partner of Scooter Libby: "She probably cancels his vote every four years. It's a credit to Scooter that he can maintain a friend like me and a wife like her all these years."
Source: New York Times, "As Trial Begins, Cheney's Ex-Aide is Still a Puzzle" by Scott Shane, January 17, 2007.

Harriet Grant was one of the senior Democratic lawyers to interview Anita Hill during the Senate hearings on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Clarence Thomas.--Harriet Grant: Stay-at-home mom after their children were born, lawyer, former Democratic staff lawyer for the Senate Judiciary Committee under Senator Joseph Biden.


Libby's wife's eyes were red and puffy after sobbing in the courtroom. Her face was also flushed.
...after verdict read.

PeterUK.

I agree that many seemed frightened of Fitzgerald,and why not? He had the power of an Inquisitor,a Witchfinder General or a totalitarian political Commissar,anybody could be interrogated for hours,dragged before a Grand Jury and indicted on any inconsistencies.
Is it possible to enumerate,in brief, the irregularities of this trial of an Enemy of the People?
A few,
The Appointment of Fitzgerald himself.
The fact that the original leaker was known.
That it took the Special Prosecutor four years to come up with a process crime.
Fitzgerald was economical with the Truth with Judge Tatel.
An FBI witness "lost" notes.
There are many more,please add.

Jane

Guiliani applauds "live free or die" (good opening) McCain looks unhappy and got buzzed.
Ron Paul is the champion of the constitution.

Question 1 - was it a mistake to invade Iraq, Romney: It's a dumb question given what has happened. Harry Reid was wrong. The right thing to do is stabalize the central government in Iraq.

Reiterate the question: "Knowing what you know right now". Romney says it wasn't possible to know then what we kn ew now and it was right at the time.

Guiliani: It was absolutely the right thing to do. Stop loooking at iraq in a vaccuum. Democrats are in denial. Boy you gotta love Guiliani

Jeff Dobbs

Jane --- I found you!!!!

OK, I'm here....

Jane

Brownback is introducing a plan tomorrow. I missed what it was. Gilmore says people should have read the NIE.

Look forward, McCain, lots of deaths in Iraq, hypothetically if Petraus says we lose in Sept, what do we do? McCain visited a soldier's family - he looks sedated. He wants a chance to let the strategy succeed because if we fail they follow us home. He bashes Hillary. "Presidents don't lose wars, political parties don't lose wars, nations don't lose war." (applause)

Jeff Dobbs

McCain good jab at Clinton and her "Bush's war"........McCain never said "Clinton's war" re Bosnia, Kososvo

Maybeex

McCain is very upset when talking about giving up the war.

I think Tommy Thompson just called the leader of Iraq, O'Malliki.

Jeff Dobbs

Tommy Thompson is trying the aggressive tone.....

(I'm sticking to general and snark, let Jane flourish on her substance)

Jane

About bloody time H&R. It's been a tough day, pour freely!

Tommy Thompson wants to demand a vote to see if we should stay. Oil revenue proceeds split.

Duncan Hunter - if it's not working - Hunter DID read the NIE report - it depends on reliable Iraqi forces. (Ron Paul is still an idiot.)

Jeff Dobbs

Duncan has substance.

But he didn't need to say as Chairman of committeeeee.e.e.....kinda like Richardson is a governor.

But I understand that he's trying to break through

Maybeex

I am realizing I have never actually seen Duncan Hunter before. I thought he looked different. His green tie is killing my tv- it looks holographic.

Jeff Dobbs

Lord I'm biased.

So many fewer platitudinicity from these guys.....even the 2nd tier guys.

In fact, a lot of time with the 2nd tier guys right now

Jane

Other than Paul everyone of these guys understands this world better than any democrat. It is simply amazing.

Tancredo - if the surge doesn't work time to tell the Iraqi's to keep the republic.

Was it right to open dialogue with Iran? Wolf forgets that Brownback is a senator - how insulting; Hunter - talk but don't give in. Would authorize tactical nuclear weapons if no alternative. Guiliani, would authorize tactical nuclear weapons if necessary. he goes back to the democrats at the debate and how pathetically stupid they are. Guiliani is sounding good. He is really great on this war.

Jeff Dobbs

Maybee, I wouldn't have been able to pick out Hunter either.

Maybeex

The Republicans have benefited from being beat up by the press for so log. They defend their positions, where I think the Dems are more comfortable making pronouncements and not being challenged.
How did the Dems answer this Iran stuff? With fluff.

Jane

Romney - would not take options off the table, but first stand back - cause everyone is testing the US - we aren't arrogant and we have resolve, we need to move the world of Muslim - toward modernity - good luck.

Immigration

Jeff Dobbs

Immmmmmigration....yes, lead with Tancredo

Sue

I must be a geek. I recognized all of them. ::grin::

Jeff Dobbs

(I'm not endorsing Tancredo, but observing that they're leading with the person who is most uh outspoken on the issue)

Jeff Dobbs

SUE!!!!!!!! Yeeehaaaaw!!!!

Jeff Dobbs

McCain, don't attack Romney....don't do it.....don't say flip flopper....

Jane

The dems don't have a stand on anything. The governor of MA ran on nothing won and now can't get out of his own way. A democrat of course and everyone wanted him because he is black and we are oh so progressive that race trumps substance.

Tancredo goes nuts on immigration - I like it.

Guiliani says the immigration bill has no purpose and is notning but a mess. We need to be able to identify anyone who comes to this country and for what purpose. He's right I think,

Romney - McCain says you are flipflopping. Romney says we should enforce immigration laws. The Z visa is a problem. It's not fair to the people who aren't illegal. (applause)

McCain - the legislation does account for people - this is a national security issue (I'm not sure I understand how this bill cures it) I do respect McCains devotion to this bill, altho I don't agree with it so far.

Jeff Dobbs

OK, I am heartened that McCain --- didn't go after Romney ... even if I didn't really follow his logic (my defeciency...)

JM Hanes

Ooooooh, Live blogging!

Jeff Dobbs

I do like Hunter.

The name itself inspires more confidence!

Jane

Oooh Rudy goes to town on the legislation cause he read it. he wants a uniform data base.

What would you do Romney? Enforce the law as it is today cause it hasn't been done. Make the Z visa temporary. (Wolf keeps saying everyone will have a chance and then skipping people)

Who will fill the jobs?

Hey JM!

Jeff Dobbs

JMH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeeeeeeaaaaaarrrrrggggghhhhh!!!!!!

Jeff Dobbs

Wooohoooo! Ron Paul!!!!


With the angle they had on him from the side....everyone was reaaaallly paying attention to him,

Remember Rudy kicking some Paul butt last debate....everyone's waiting for his off the wall crazy statement to hit him with

Jeff Dobbs

RUDY MCROMNEYSON?


NO!!!!!

FRED GIULIMCROMNEY

JM Hanes

Don't mind me, keep on truckin' folks! Someone who shall remain nameless has taken over my tv, so I can't watch the debate from my desk. It's Sci-Fi night chez moi.

Jeff Dobbs

OHHHHH Great moment.,......asking Giuliani about the bishop that attacked him......and some lightning cut the mic's......

DUCK!!!!!!!!

God is gonna getcha

JM Hanes

Wait, small fry has gone out for dinner, so I'm in. Huh, how would Jesus feel? Am I on the right channel.

Jane

I'm bored with immigration and I want Fred to be here - oh I take that back, here comes Ron Paul. No fence needed for Canada. We subsidize immigration so of course they come - if we had a free market economy they would not be the scapegoat.

Should english be the official language - of course it should be the official language - except for McCain and the native americans (uh that won't work at the casinos John, it's in their self interest to speak english)

Romney should stop fidgiting.

"Conservative credentials" is fred conservative enough? Gilmore doesn't know but diminishes his career, and oh dear now we have to hear his credentials AGAIN. Tell us something we don't know Jim.

Wolf is acting like a moron. Why talk about Fred when he isn't there?

Rudy - a catholic bishop doesn't like your position on abortion - how does that make you feel? What a stupid thing to ask - then Rudy gets zapped by lightening.

Jeff Dobbs

Where'd JANE GO!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

I will NOT live blog.

I will ONLY live snark

Jeff Dobbs

Ahhhhhhhhh, there you are................

JM Hanes

I love Giuliani for saying both sides of the abortion issue are morally driven positions. About damn time!

Jeff Dobbs

WOLF, get off the creation story!

Jeff Dobbs

STOP IT, I DON'T WANT TO HEAR BROWNBACK'S POSITION ON CREATION IN A PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE!!!!


YOU'RE DAMN RIGHT I (an evangelical Christian) AM TYPING IN ALL CAPS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jane

Romney isn't as compelling on the issue, which is fine with me, cause it is a stupid issue to me.

Huckabee, why don't you believe in evolution?

You should not be asking this question you moron so stop it. Huckabee believes there is a god - but that has notning to do with being a president. Pretty fine answer even to this non-religious person.

Wolf follows up - do you believe it literally? Huckabee has done God a service tonite I think. Good for him.

Brownback - St Anselm was a saint who said faith seeks reason - and faith and science can work together.

He did a good job too.

Jeff Dobbs

ROMNEY AND THE MORMON QUESTION>>>>>>>>

MORE BOURBON!!!!

JM Hanes

"Pastor Huckabee" Think he worked that one up beforehand?

Jane

Now the mormon issue - these people are so uncreative. Now Dance! oops wrong ad - now talk about faith - now Romney attacks the press - always aces in my book.

Ron Paul - get off the religion thing.

Jeff Dobbs

GLOBAL WARMING!!!!

There were NOOOOOOO direct GW questions for the dems!!!!!

AL GORE MUST RUN!!!!

Jeff Dobbs

Why is my shift key stuck?

JM Hanes

For a second there, I thought McCain was actually going to say, no, don't teach creationism in schools. But it was no, not my job, community decision, yada, yada. What a wuss.

Fix Rudy's mike, will ya?

Jeff Dobbs

I don't care. Any time one of the candidates says......"so and so said x, and that was a great idea" about someone else onstage, I LIKE it.

Ok, the actual idea does matter, but I am all for where the common ideas among republicans gel on ideas where they SHOULD gel.

Jane

Global Warming:

Rudy - there is global warming and humans contribute (sheesh I am still not convinced) We need energy independance - we need a project (I submit it should be in private industry not govt)

Mitt- Rudy is right in terms of an appollo project (make it private Mitt) oil profits should go to refineries - no one will - too many lawsuits from the Hillary types.

Mccain - has a problem with oil profits - we all do (I don't) we should have nuclear power - oh dear now it is another national security issue - I think you are toast tonite McCain

Jeff Dobbs

JMH:
Fix Rudy's mike, will ya?

It's that bishop, I tell ya........

Jeff Dobbs

Jane:
Mitt- Rudy is right in terms of an appollo project

That was my point, I appreciate Romney crediting Rudy for the idea......where there's consenus.....say.....gee....there's consensus.

JM Hanes

McCain

Romney talks too fast.

Make oil companies invest in nuclear power. 'kay. McCain is really off his game tonight.

Jane

Gilmore says Kyoto was stupid because it only helped Russia, - hmmm

Don't ask don't tell - Ron Paul talks about how we get our rights - and sounds pretty good about it.

Huckabee, uniform code of conduct covers it - it's not about attitude (sexuality is now "attitude"). What is that?

Jeff Dobbs

Rudy dodged on don't ask don't tell....

topsecretk9

--Guiliani: It was absolutely the right thing to do. Stop loooking at iraq in a vaccuum. Democrats are in denial. Boy you gotta love Guiliani--

Fred - Rudy ticket -- here we go!!!

Jane

Yeah I like that too H&R. Rudy tells wolf that this is not the time to deal with Don't ask don't tell - we should rely on the judgment of our commanders.

Romney thought it was a silly practice but changed his mind - would not change it now.

Mccain - our military rocks.

This debate, with the same questions asked of the dems is a bit boring, don't you think?

Jeff Dobbs

tops!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WELCOME!!!!!
(sorry for that shift key)


If Rudy would by vp to Freds P...........


I would volunteer endlessly

JM Hanes

Huckabee: Homosexuality is an attitude?

Giuliani: Don't change course in the middle of a war.

Romney: Social experiment?

McCain: I love the troops.

Nobody believes gays/lesbians should be allowed to serve openly in military. I found the silence on that one depressing. Nobody addressed the issue of firing desperately needed translators.

Jane

How would you use President Bush in America -

Thomposon would make him give lectures (oh great, go to his short suit communicating)

Brownback would ask Bush what he wants to do - and then he would step back and handle tragedies over seas. I mean please... AHA President Clinton has not assumed the right role and he should back off - you go!

Tancredo - I hate this president and its karl rove's fault and he would tell Bush never to darken his door (I didn't know that)

What's happen to the GOP - Gilmore - we didn't do what we were highered to do. (I'd say the press happened altho that is probably a bad answer)

Jeff Dobbs

How would you use W in a post presidency.....


Border Guard?

Who said that?

Someone sockpuppeted this keyboard while I was refreshing my glass on bourbon!!!!!

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