Thursday, October 27, 2005

Point to ponder about Fitzgerald

Patrick Fitzgerald, the "Leakgate" prosecutor, is having his motives and affiliations questioned as he continues his investigation. OK, fair enough, I guess. However, I read this tidbit (NewsMax via the AP):
The prosecutor has discussed other charges with defense lawyers in recent weeks, including false statements, obstruction of justice and mishandling of classified information. Libby and Rove have emerged as two of the key figures in the probe.
Emphasis mine. I have to wonder: does "mishandling of classified information" cover, oh, I dunno...stuffing sensitive national security documents down your trousers? Does "obstruction of justice" cover, say, stuffing said documents down said trousers in an attempt to keep a certain 9/11 Commission from getting potentially damning or embarrassing details about one's former boss?

Sandy Burglar Berger can stuff his pants like a Thanksgiving turkey with documents dealing with national freakin' security, and get nary a slap on the wrist. However, telling a reporter the name of a CIA desk jockey that nearly everyone knew, who had been in Vanity Fair magazine, whose name appeared on hack hubby Joey Wilson's corporate web site, etc., constitutes a crime. Was the investigator of Berger that weak, or is Fitzgerald that zealous?

Learn a lesson, GOP. Playing nicely with these people gets you nothing but heartache. These days, the GOP is like the kid on the playground that no one wants to play with. He'll give away his lunch money, let himself get bullied, and laugh when everyone makes fun of him...all in the hopes that something, anything, will make the others like him. It never works. It only encourages the others to keep stepping on him and accelerate the cruelty.