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bgates

He is a political liberal. He is a social liberal. He banned Fox News from the television sets in his headquarters.

I can't think of a word besides "liberal" that has had its original meaning completely inverted. "He's so broad-minded, he forbids people from having contact with points of view he doesn't like!"

narciso

Sadly he seems to setting us, up for this circumstance, an actually very balanced account fron 1857, in the LUN

bgates

Hanson should provide a link or two when he says that "conservatives are making a big mistake citing all sorts of legitimate reasons for McChrystal to have expressed frustration". The number of conservatives I've seen doing that is precisely zero, excepting those who then say that McCrystal should be fired regardless, since the real issue is "judgment, the chain of command, civilian/military relations, and the very wisdom of palling around Paris with a loose-cannon reporter" - which is Hanson's next sentence.

glasater

From DOT's link on the masseuse from Portland OR and her accusation on Gore.
What a dingbat she must be. Gore will get out of this with no problem at all.

glasater

McChrystal's favorite movie was Talladega Nights--the worst movies I've ever seen.
He should have been fired for making an admission like that.

bgates

about McChrystal: now it can be told. The story about him voting for Obama is not contrived. He is a political liberal.

Which means Obama's first act in his role as Commander-in-Chief was to remove a theater commander in time of war so he could be replaced by somebody more ideologically compatible.

Pofarmer

Given that 16,528 murders were committed in the entire United States in 2004, this estimate—if correct—would mean that illegal aliens (3% of the population in the Census Bureau Estimate used in this analysis) commit between 11% and 15% of all the murders in the United States each year. The murder rate for the illegal alien population in this model, 20 to 29 homicides per year per 100,000 persons, would thus be 400% to 500% the rate of the combined native-born and legal immigrant populations.

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=10663

Pofarmer

Wrong thread. Dang nabbit. About time for bed.

narciso

Honestly, what was Ann Coulter thinking

narciso

Here's the original source, upon which he was commenting, in the LUN

Soonallhope

We should make O a Jedi knight and he can use the force to battle evil, his father who an old man who is loser had interest in setting up; it should keep him from humans, bodies and maybe the military.

Ralph L

A favorite Dick Tracy strip ended thusly:
"Mucus Face got away while Tracy was heaving."
OK, it was in Mad magazine.

jimmyk

I think price controls were on oil pre-Carter and that Reagan was responsible for removing them.

According to the LUN, you're right about oil, but Carter reinstituted controls on gasoline prices during the 1979 crisis, predictably leading to long gas lines. Jimmuh was not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

Thomas Esmond Knox

Extraneus: "And finally Petraus, the one general who's politically viable, gets bogged down into an acting slot, and is set up to take the fall if Afghanistan goes bad?

All over a Rolling Stone piece, of all things?"

I was very impressed with McChrystal's resume on "Newshour". If he wasn't cunning, he wouldn't be alive.

I think he worked out that he was "set up to take the fall if Afghanistan goes bad". And that Afghanistan will go bad, unless more resources are applied. And they won't be.

Time to "Get outta Dodge."

Ralph L

Carter reinstituted controls on gasoline prices during the 1979 crisis
My first college summer job (in 1979)was working for the part of DoE that was supposed to regulate prices and administer the emergency allocation rules for diesel. The one guy who understood the forms that diesel wholesalers had to fill out left on two weeks vacation right after they were announced. We clerk/typists would transfer angry, confused callers until they gave up.

daddy

An interesting development in Alaska.

3 weeks back ">http://community.adn.com/node/151885"> Sarah Palin endorsed Joe Miller, a Conservative Fairbanks Lawyer, as her candidate to defeat Repub Lisa Murkowski's re-election bid for the US Senate in November.

Today Joe Miller was endorsed over Murkowski by ">http://www.adn.com/2010/06/23/1338089/tea-party-on-murkowski-time-to.html?pageNum=2&mi_pluck_action=page_nav#Comments_Container"> The Tea Party Express. Local talk says this opens up big coffers for candidate Joe Miller.

I have no idea of his ability to defeat Murkowski in the Republican Primary, but Sarah and the Tea Party have a pretty good track record so far in backing successful candidates.

Jack is Back!

OT:

Hearing from friends in the E&P side of the hydrocarbon business that the problem is a "down hole breach" and that there really is no engineering solution to that except to find ways to relieve the reservoir pressure and drain as much as they can. There is no topping or containment at the drill hole. Of course, the estimates of total reservoir contents are all over the place since oil companies are notoriously opaque during E&P due to stock speculators. But we may be left with the unhealthy conclusion of "let it flow" rather than "plug the damn hole".

daddy

Interesting JiB,

That fits in with Porch's interesting speculative link from about 2 weeks back.

Of further potential bad news, this story: ">http://alaskadispatch.com/dispatches/energy/5768-double-jeopardy-less-oil-production-in-alaska-means-less-money-for-spill-readiness"> Double jeopardy: Less oil production in Alaska means less money for spill readiness, tells us the following:

"Alaska oil production is dropping so rapidly that watchdog groups are worried the state's oil spill response and prevention fund, fueled by a per-barrel tax, could be reduced to fumes in the next few years."

We're producing 6 percent less each year up here. So if that fund is necessary, the only way to fix that deficit is to either let us drill more and increase barrel production (which currently isn't on the table, or else legislatively increase the tax per barrel, thereby making it even more expensive for the producers.

daddy

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(Thought this thread could use a bit of good news:)

Jane

Even more about McChrystal: now it can be told. The story about him voting for Obama is not contrived. He is a political liberal. He is a social liberal. He banned Fox News from the television sets in his headquarters.

Ahhh so the Rolling Stone was one of his.

There ya go.

Jane

I've cross posted Matt's latest over at You Too. It is very good:

A chance To succeed in Afghanistan

Parking Lot

((I can't think of a word besides "liberal" that has had its original meaning completely inverted.))

how about 'moderate' which is used to describe those who favor gay marriage, while those who hold to thousands of years of tradition on the issue are labeled 'extremists'.

Parking Lot

((Which means Obama's first act in his role as Commander-in-Chief was to remove a theater commander in time of war so he could be replaced by somebody more ideologically compatible. ))

exactly, the major qualification was the "D"

Captain Hate

When is Rolling Stone gonna run an article on the unused resources to contain the Gulf gusher so BP can be demonized and cap and trade can be pushed?

Melinda Romanoff

I hope everyone's had a quick flip through NewsAlert's headlines this AM, you might have caught that Blago's chief-of-staff testified that Obama knew of Rod's Plot, yesterday.

And more tapes were played.

Jane

Apparently no one cares Mel - about that or the fact that Obama sold his stock in BP before the leak, or that he could care less about the will of the people.

It is very discouraging.

centralcal

Interesting about McChrystal being a liberal - from the sounds of it, very liberal (per Ambinder). Chummies up with a very liberal magazine writer and proceeds to criticize his equally liberal masters. Gets fired by his very liberal President.

Sounds good to me.

Rick Ballard

Jane,

Dunno about that - the muddle seems to have noticed that BO Stinks. If he were a stock, you wouldn't want him in your portfolio.

Captain Hate

When do Bite-Me, Dingleberry and Holbrooke start leaking damaging garbage about Petraeus to abused-Alter-boy? Or is BOzo gonna finally extend the "coming together" admonishment to them?

Cecil Turner

I was going to correct VDH for claiming McChrystal said something that only his staff had opined about. But actually I was the one who misread this passage:

I’m up there, that’s the problem,” he says. Then, unable to help themselves, he and his staff imagine the general dismissing the vice president with a good one-liner. “Are you asking about Vice President Biden?” McChrystal says with a laugh.
“Who’s that?”
“Biden?” suggests a top adviser. “Did you say: Bite Me?”
I'd thought it was just the staff imagining the General's response . . . but that's not on. I'm gonna have to retract some of my "no 'there' there" comments, because at the very least that's disrespectful.

Melinda Romanoff

O/T-

Congress has solved their little Fannie and Freddie problem, mind you , their problem, not OUR problem with Fannie and Freddie.

laura

So McChrystal was a hard charging special ops guy and a liberal. To me that suggests McChrystal was always operating with a substantial disconnect.
I do know that during the 90's the real stipulation for a star was political correctness as defined by the Clinton administration. There are few officers that make the general rank without the ability to sway with the political breeze even as they lose the respect of the troops they command.

Captain Hate

Just want to remind everybody that, as some poster mentioned yesterday, by Il Douche accepting McChrystal's resignation Lurch was proven to be wrong again. Why the long face?

narciso

I know Capt, after all, Eikenberyy can boast of his success, well no he can't. Holbrooke can talk about how it was properly done in Vietnam, when he worked for Katzenbach, Biden
can talk about how his view on the partition of Iraq, hell no wonder he had contempt for these people

Old Lurker

Rick "If he were a stock, you wouldn't want him in your portfolio."

And if the rumors are true, as a prog president, you sure don't want him in your retirement accounts at all or even to know where they are...

Jane

If he were a stock, you wouldn't want him in your portfolio

Yeah - I don't even want him in my world. He just gets worse and worse and worse, which I suspect coincides with his desperation.

Danube of Thought

Minus 13 at Raz today.

Ranger

Hmmm... Things could get interesting in Chicago:

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20100624/D9GHB1UO0.html>Blago lawyers seek summaries of Obama interviews


They said they were prompted by Harris's testimony and tapes played in court, which they said "raise the issue of President Obama's direct knowledge and communication with emissaries and others regarding appointment to his Senate seat."

They said there would be no way to conduct a meaningful cross-examination of Harris without seeing the FBI's summaries of the Obama interview.

narciso

There's a passage in Packer's flowery profile of Holbrooke, that shows how little he understood the situation, then and now, in the LUN

Terry Gain

The plan for Iraq was to build up Iraqi forces so that they could hold what we took. The Surge worked because it occurred after the Anbar Awakening and after Iraqi forces had been built up to the extent necessary to maintain order. The Surge would not have worked if tried earlier.

There can be no success in Afghanistan without a long term commitment that involves building up Afghan forces to the extent necessary to hold the country. It seems unlikely that Afghans will ever be interested in standing up for their country the way Iraqis have done.

The one thing that is certain is that Obama isn’t merely incompetent but is grossly incompetent. Obama demonstrated his cluelessness during his questioning of Petraeus in the September 2007 Senate hearings however an incompetent media ignored it and a hapless McCain didn’t exploit Obama’s miserable display of incompetence. The clip of Obama’s disgustingly ignorant questioning of Petraeus should have been used for a campaign ad.

Even today the GOP doesn’t have the courage to speak the truth about Barack Hussein Obama.

narciso

I think it depends on leadership, certainly under Shah Massoud among others, there might
have been the will, but the ISI's stepchild
AQ, saw fit to prevent that.

narciso

This passage might explain his staying power,
despite lack luster results

For Holbrooke, it was the Times or nothing, and he abandoned his journalistic ambitions. Yet he always befriended reporters who covered the international conflicts in which he was involved, taking an acute interest in their work and relationships, offering unsolicited advice on how to write their stories, and sometimes identifying more with them than with his staid official colleagues. “He loved reporters,” Frank G. Wisner, a retired ambassador and a close friend of Holbrooke, said. “He had an instinct what to feed reporters, what to deny them—how you used your access to the reportorial class to advance your own bureaucratic agenda.” A State Department official said, “At his very core, he’s a frustrated foreign correspondent. He thinks like a journalist, he’s dogged like a journalist—he’ll go to the source instead of just getting canned briefings. He thinks in narratives.”

Porchlight

Minus 13 at Raz today.

The media is working very, very hard to portray the oil spill response as running on all cylinders, the truth be damned.

On the flip side, according to Survey USA he is underwater in California, 46-49.

Captain Hate

Holbrooke sounds like Joe Plame, minus about 200 pounds.

fdcol63

The Surge and the Anbar Awakening worked in Iraq, I think, largey because the Iraqis - though tribal - recognized that the major source of violence and terrorism was the foreigners among them .... AQI and all the jihadists from Syria, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Eqypt, etc etc.

It was easier for the US to drive a wedge between the opposing factions and to get the civilian population to turn against the foreigners and drive them out.

The situation in Afganistan is somewhat different. While a similar strategy may work in getting the Afghans to turn against AQ militants, it's not being so successful against the Taliban.

The Taliban are, after all, home-grown jihadists ... members of these communities, with strong tribal and familial ties to the people we're trying to convince to come over to our side, to build a stronger Afghan national identity, government, and police and army structure.

In order to succeed in Afghanistan, the US must PROVE to these people that we'll be there for the LONG TERM, until we can help effect a fundamental transformation of Afghan society and culture to reduce and eliminate the influence and power of the Taliban, as well as greed and corruption within government officials, as well as trying to improve education, health care, and the rest of their civil structure.

Only by doing this, will the Afghan people feel safe enough to change.

But while Obama and liberals may have the will, desire, and patience to fundamentally transform America and the West, they don't have the same to do this in Afghanistan.

Instead, they want to pull out ASAP and leave the country to become a haven again for AQ, the Taliban, and militant Islamists.

The only other option to changing Afghanistan's culture is to pull out, and just nuke the place when jihadists overtake Afghanistan, or worse, eventually acquire control of Pakistan's nukes.

But nuking Afghanistan won't do any good ... there's nothing there. They're already living in the Stone Age.

Nuking Pakistan would be a nightmare, and counter-productive in more ways than we can count.

Pofarmer

Hearing from friends in the E&P side of the hydrocarbon business that the problem is a "down hole breach" and that there really is no engineering solution to that except to find ways to relieve the reservoir pressure and drain as much as they can.


That's what the relief wells are for, to plug it from the bottom up.

Pofarmer

because at the very least that's disrespectful.

If not well deserved.

Manuel Transmission

Exactamundo! Terry G.

Pofarmer

The media is working very, very hard to portray the oil spill response as running on all cylinders, the truth be damned.

From what I'm gathering, it would be running on more cylinders if the Feds would quit stealing the spark plug wires.

Old Lurker

SCOTUS ruled for Black and Skilling, sent cases back to lower courts.

narciso

At a certain point, there is a degree of diminishing returns, because at the end of the
day, not only have they not 'plugged the hole'
but they haven't prevented the oil from hitting the shores

Jane

SCOTUS ruled for Black and Skilling, sent cases back to lower courts.

Good! Now will they let Black out of jail?

glasater

A stomach churning headline and article:

30 Year Freddie Fixed Rate Mortgage Drops To All Time Low Of 4.69%

Pofarmer

At a certain point, there is a degree of diminishing returns, because at the end of the
day, not only have they not 'plugged the hole'
but they haven't prevented the oil from hitting the shores

The folks that have the ships and rigs and booms and do the work believe that the vast majority of all this could have been prevented if the govt hadn't been so ham handed in their response to the response. Of course, none of those stories will get out.

Danube of Thought

Anybody got a link for the SCOTUS item?

Pofarmer

Perusing a few real estate listings last night, and, I think there is some denial in the residential housing market. There is one particular property, that we've looked at, where the asking price is still the same as a year ago. I know some properties on the market for two years where the price has not been adjusted. Can the owners outlast the numbers? I don't know. What I do know, is that if something happens where a lot of sellers head for the exits, it is going to be interesting.

Old Lurker

WSJ, DoT

DebinNC

CNN on yesterday's Petraeus switcheroo. A Pentagon source says Gates was against it initially. He may have remained against it later too, since a WH source said Obama "was stern as he walked his decision through" the head honchos gathered there. No need to be stern unless there's serious disagreement, or unless "stern" was simply a poll-tested word they wanted the drive-bys to repeat to show our AK-CiC as in fighting form.

Neo

It could get worse ...

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is asking supporters for contributions to help prevent the "subpoenas and investigations" that would result from a GOP majority.
Reality sets in ?

Jane

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is asking supporters for contributions to help prevent the "subpoenas and investigations" that would result from a GOP majority.

Let em fly! I hope Issa will have about a gazillion ready on Jan 1st.

I'm more worried about the stuff they plan to drive thru a lame duck congress - amnesty for 30 million, cap and tax for everyone.

Jane

Dot,

This is the link to the PDF on the Black case.

I got it here:

Danube of Thought

Thanks OL. Skilling will certainly remain in the can for many years, and unfortunately I think it will be a while before Black gets out.

Clarice

Great news on Black!!! I KNEW it..

Old Lurker

Don't forget card check Jane.

hit and run

DebinNC:
A Pentagon source says Gates was against it initially. He may have remained against it later too, since a WH source said Obama "was stern as he walked his decision through" the head honchos gathered there. No need to be stern unless there's serious disagreement


I think you must have that wrong. He told us (sternly!) that that's not something he would tolerate:

"I welcome debate, but I won't tolerate division."

I mean,come on,has Obama ever lied to us before?

Danube of Thought

Concerning price controls, it appears from what I have been able to find that the controls on oil were Nixon's, which were not authorized by congress and were never challenged in court. Carter began the de-control.

It seems to me the height of economic stupidity--and political cynicism--to put controls on insurers while not putting controls on the costs against which they insure. But then I think price controls on anything are monumentally stupid in every case.

Danube of Thought

Funny...an hour or so ago I delighted in reading the entire Smoking Gun item on Algore the Sex Poodle linked by Drudge, but now I can't get Smoking Gun at all.

DebinNC

Insty links to an idea found in an earlier counter insurgency field manual written by Petraeus that has the only idea for dealing with Afghanistan that makes sense to me. LUN

Ranger

So, did they pitch the entire "honest services" law, or just significantly restrict its use?

Danube of Thought

I'm not so sure about what the lame-duck congress will be able to do. My guess is the GOP bloc in the Senate will hang tough against that stuff, even including the two ditzes from Maine.

Clarice

Unfortunately, he reversal in Black's case (I didn't read the Skilling case yet) didn't yet get to the "honest services" law which I think like "obstruction" and "conspiracy" needs a major judicial haircut.

DebinNC

DoT, this link works for me.

narciso

The interesting thing, is that I thought the reversal on the jury instructions were very
technical, whereas as the persuasive case for
biased jurors was argued

Soylent Obamacare

In order to succeed in Afghanistan, the US must PROVE to these people that we'll be there for the LONG TERM, until we can help effect a fundamental transformation of Afghan society and culture to reduce and eliminate the influence and power of the Taliban, as well as greed and corruption within government officials, as well as trying to improve education, health care, and the rest of their civil structure.

A couple of things...

First, although everybody here recognizes that an arbitrary withdrawal date is an invitation for the Taliban to wait us out, what many people don't think about it the effect it has on Afghans, and particularly Afghans occupying government positions at all levels. These are people who have spent most, if not all, of their lives in a country that was in a state of conflict. They've seen what happens when there is a power vacuum, and they are quietly preparing for it. I believe a great deal of the corruption centers around factional leaders who are building a power base to contend for control of post-ISAF Afghanistan, or ordinary guys trying to accumulate enough money to get their families out when shit goes bad.

A lot of money is flowing out of Afghanistan by way of hawaladars, probably more than is being spent on development. Much of that is dope money, but a lot of it is graft related to corruption. Property values in the UAE are soaring, and new development is off the charts, in part due to an influx of Afghan corrupto-dollars. Those who already have money are quietly moving their families out of the country, many with suitcases full of money.

So, by signaling we are not in it for the long haul, we're are essentially telling people that they'd better start preparing for the chaos that will ensue when we leave. And in a nation where crime and corruption are quick and easy ways to make a fast buck, what would you do to keep your children fed and safe?

Second, the juiceboxers making foreign policy treat AfPak as a two pronged problem, rather than a complete issue of regional stability. Rather than thinking of Afghanistan as a training base to attack the West, think of Afghanistan as the first domino in a larger regional control problem, culminating with control of Pakistan's nuclear arsenal and an eventual exchange with India over Kashmir (or any of the other perennial gripes).

The Taliban is less of a religious organization than it used to be. It's now essentially a semi-religious, decentralized, diversified crime organization (elements of AQ, Haqqani Network, Afghan Taliban, Paki Taliban, Quetta Alliance, corrupt trucking companies, HIG, dope production, smuggling, human trafficking, arms trafficking, etc.) composed of people with similar religious backgrounds. Think of it like FARC, except substitute FARCs nominal socialist goals, with Taliban's nominal religious goals and decentralize the organizational structure. At any rate, their primary short term goals are the same: to make money and stay in the fight until we get tired and leave.

That's not a monolithic enemy you can defeat in detail, declare victory, and then come home (we've been battling FARCistas since the 1980s). That is problem requiring a long term, multi-decade regional security and development plan.

Bottom line is that short of an announcement of an open-ended commitment of US troops and development money, I don't predict a lot of positive results. We can maintain status quo with the path we are on, but we will never get ahead of the curve in turning the country and the region around.

I suspect that there is not a single person in this Administration, including the President himself, who is willing to commit to this proposition. Whether that is ignorance, incompetence, or ambivalence is for others to judge.

Clarice

I've now skimmed the Skilling decision and the Court does give the"honest services" law a real haircut--down to kickbacks and bribery.

I think when that case law is applied to what remains of the Black's case, he'll be a free man.

What Fitz did to him (and he did even worse to Kipnis whose crime I still can't fathom unless it was he refused to tell Fitz what he wanted to hear) are more black marks for the Elliott Ness with a Harvard law degree.


narciso

THey didn't really touch that issue, which was the whole nub of the matter, Scalia came
closest in his concurrence

fdcol63

Soylent, I think you've got it exactly right.

Ranger

So, does trading a cabinet post for a senate appointment count as a kickback?

Jane

Soylent,

Do you think Petraeus would agree to go back without a change in the policy w/r/t open-endedness.

Clarice,

Over at Blagoland Fitz altered a bunch of charges a few months ago when it became somewhat clear that the Supremes were going to rule against him on the "honest services" law. I wonder, does he ever think about what he did to Black?

Clarice

The case of Kipnis was even worse. He was an accountant who as far as I can tell performed his job perfectly lawfully and now finds himself in jail and destitute because he said that the agreement rendered in Canada was perfectly legit under Canadian law (and it was)..

Ranger

The problem with Fitz is that he sees himself as a holy warrior. Kipnis was refusing to support the cuase, and was thus guilty, even if the law had to be bent to convict him.

not_bubarooni

My brother just got back from Iraq this week. He was to be home last week but was delayed by sandstorms no less, of course.

In August he reports to MacDill where he will be working out of the Coalition Coordination Center, or something like that.

I can't wait to hoist an icy cold one with him and get his take on this whole thing.

OK, maybe the 'icy cold one' part mostly, the rest oughta be interesting though.

Jane

Give him our appreciation nb

Now, pay attention.

A Black and blue Fitzmas on June 2X4..
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The story is about Truman and Obama, too.

Dan Miller has a fine article at PJ Media about McChrystal and McArthur. He believes Mac won this war with Obama.
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Terry Gain

I disagree with Miller's conclusion that McChrystal won.

After years of supporting the removal of Saddam Hussein, when the going got tough liberals successfully politicized the war in Iraq for their benefit. McChrystal is a liberal who voted for Obama and banned from his headquarters the only network, Fox News, that consistently supported the Afghan mission.

The conclusion that McChrystal won is silly. Liberals are not going to abandon Obama to support McChrystal. And it’s unlikely that someone as incoherent as McChrystal is going to convince the only people who support the military through thick and thin – conservatives.

The ball is now in Obama's court and no one to return it to.

I see your point but
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Clarice

Exactly, Ranger. He forms an idea of what is right and who is bad and uses all the tricks at his disposal to get that guy convicted. It's my supposition that he supposed Cheney coordinated a leak of Plame's identity and the ridiculous prosecution of Libby was because he wouldn't say so.

Remember --after the Libby indictment he thought Rove was part of some leak cabal because he'd asked his staff to double check his records to see if there really wasn't a all with that fat clown from Time. And gave it up only when Rove's lawyer testified that that hunt had occurred because his friend at Time had told him the clown claimed there had been/

Did you know Georgie Porgie has almost a billion dollars in Petrobas?

Investor's Business Daily is on to the connection between the drilling moratorium and Soros' Petrobas.
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I'd feel sorry for him, but used up all my sympathy on his victims.

Fitz has a screw loose.
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daddy

Clarice,

I think I recall you asking a long while back about a conviction of Republican Lawmaker Bruce Weyhrauch.

In addition to Black the Supreme's ruling also today overturned part of the case against ">http://community.adn.com/adn/node/152180"> Weyrauch:

"The U.S. Supreme Court has thrown out a lower court ruling in the corruption case of a former Alaska state lawmaker, a small part of three decisions issued today that cover the wide use by federal prosecutors of an anti-corruption statute."

daddy

And not to say these guys were all as pure as the driven snow, but off the top of my head I can instantly think of 4 highly publicized corruption investigations of Alaska Republican Politicians, that have now been overturned:

Ted Stevens
Bruce Weyrauch
Vic Kohring
Pete Kott

And not to forget that Ted Stevens son, Ben, had his own Legislative offices raided in a hugely publicized FBI raid that was very detrimental to Ben and the Repub's prior to the last election, yet no charges were ever filed against Ben Stevens at all.

And they accomplished all that without even having to use Fitz to do their dirty work.

daddy

Excuse me---Up above I mean 4 Convictions that have now been overturned.

Clarice

Thanks, daddy. C

Ruh-Roh.

DOJ has gone rogue. May take another rogue to rein them in.
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You sit by the river long enough.

Heh, moveon.org has removed their General Betrayus stuff.
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