am delighted to hear that you were mentioned on Crossfire. I haven't seen
the new crossfire (since I don't have cable -- expensive), but I love
reading about it on your site and MWO -- I bet the ratings are skyrocketing
just like the sales of Michael Moore & David Brock's books, another
oasis in the right-wing media desert.
was nice to read the transcript of Carlson claiming not to have read the
BuzzFlash interview and Begala comparing Clinton and Reagan indictments.
next time Carlson argues that Clinton *must* be corrupt because he's been
the most investigated president, Begala and Carville should remind him
that . . .
Clinton isn't lucky enough to have a daddy whose library can be used
to protect his governor's records from public scrutiny. What don't we
know about the Lay-Bush relationship and Funeralgate?
Clinton isn't lucky enough to have a son who can protect his presidential
papers from public scrutiny (e.g. legal delay tactics and George the
Second's executive order).
The investigation into the Whitewater land deal originated in the Bush
administration during the 1992 presidential election. (It's in the Ray
When Clinton stonewalled, it was about sex. Bush and Cheney are stonewalling
about public policy. (Remember, Hillary did release the secret health
task force records when pressured.)
Clinton never pardoned anyone convicted in a scandal in which he himself
was implicated. (e.g. George the First's pardon of Caspar Weinberger,
Clinton was never indicted, let alone convicted, for anything related
to Whitewater. And his impeachment was not Whitewater-related.
Rep Henry Waxman (one of the few politicians untainted by Enron contributions)
has enough evidence to launch at least as many investigations of the
Bush administration as Burton did of Clinton, but the minority party
in congress doesn't have subpoena power. Burton, of course, has yet
to launch any White House/Enron investigation. The rationale: There's
no proof of any wrongdoing. Well, that never stopped the Republicans
when Clinton was president.
In this country, we still try to stick to the principle of "innocent
until proven guilty." At least for now.
what I could gather from the transcript, Carlson's argument is, "Where
there's the most smoke, that's where the fire is." But that's not
necessarily true -- where there's smoke, there might be mirrors instead.
by BuzzFlash Reader, Hallie