Political Name Calling Is
No Call for Law and Order!
By Mark Neckameyer
July 21, 2007
Mr. Williams did a lot of political name calling in his July
18th letter blasting the commutation of Scooter Libby's sentence.
Had he not piled on with all his all that political vitriol,
people might take his comments seriously. He said negative things
about the Fox Network, castigated Rush Limbaugh and used the
Lefty name calling "Wrong Wing" epithet to denounce
Republicans. Since his trashing of everything not Left-Wing
Democrat is so obvious, it is a little difficult to take his
diatribe seriously enough to answer but here is an attempt.
Scooter Libby was not convicted of "outing" Valerie
Plame or anyone else. Her name and position with the government
did show up in news articles and if we didn't have the First
Amendment in our Constitution guaranteeing Freedom of the Press,
Steve and his buddies could torture reporters to find out the
truth about the Plame leak. Libby was convicted of not telling
the truth to the FBI and in sworn testimony. He probably should
not have talked to the FBI or testified at all and there is a
lesson here for all of us. Law enforcement asks a person questions
about a long ago incident. The person answers the best he can
but his memory is not perfect so he says something not accurate
and a skilled prosecutor convinces a jury that the person lied.
I think that is what happened here. Under our Fifth Amendment
to the Constitution, Libby did not have to tell the FBI anything.
I bet Steve would like to revoke that amendment too, at least
for non-Left Wingers who don't agree with Nancy Pelosi and that
Democrat paragon of lawful virtue, Ted Kennedy.
Scooter Libby must still pay a $250K fine, have his career ended
and be on probation for several years. When President Clinton
pardoned his criminal supporters as he did hundreds of time while
in office, he in effect found them innocent. There was no penalty
at all for people like renegade financier Mark Rich, likely because
his family donated so much money, I call it bribed, Clinton.
President Bush thought the three year sentence was excessive
for a first time offence for a man who has led a crime free life
as a civil servant. Was Scooter wrong and did he do anything
bad? I don't know but I agree three years is too long a sentence
for a technical violation being prosecuted politically.
I wonder how Steve Williams does feel about Clinton's six hundred
or so pardons? I wonder why he hates Bill O'Reilly?
Received July 19, 2007 - Published
July 21, 2007
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