Thursday, March 22, 2007

Edwards News Conference

John Edwards has scehduled a news conference for noon, with the speculation being that he will suspend his campaign dues to some complications from his wife Elizabeth's recovery from breast cancer.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Funny Timing

Pretty coincidental that the "news" about Khalid Sheik Mohammed breaks when the administration is under fire over its Attorney purges. I am sure that there is no connection at all. I mean this adminstration has never resorted to using the terrorism card when they are in trouble.

BTW - For all you need to know about the US Attorney purge, visit Talking Point Memo. They have been on this from the beginning.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

DC Juries

Apparently Frum believes that it is impossible for nonpartisan trials to be held. He states

Now we remember why Democrats are so much more eager than Republicans to criminalize politics: Because they know that the ultimate power over the lives and liberties of the contestants is held by juries drawn from the most Democratic jurisdiction in the country. Would Scooter have been convicted - would a prosecutor ever have dared to try him - if the capital of the United States were located in say Indianapolis?
I believe that this is a dangerous path to tread down, at its essence it is an indictment of the jury system of which there is no parallel in the world.

Does Frum believe that it was impossible for a Republican to get a fair trial in DC? If so, wouldn't the inverse be true also, Democrats can run hog wild? How would he then explain the Henry Cisneros case, where the former HUD Secretary was convicted of lying to FBI agents and obstructing an investigation. Somehow a DC jury was able to be fair in that circumstance.

But more importantly, it simply is an attempt to evade the question of Libby's guilt. Libby's wasn't found guilty because he was a Republican, he was found guilty because the evidence was pretty conclusive that he lied to the grand jury.

Maybe even an Indianapolis jury would have seen that.

Intial Libby Reaction

Probably not a good idea for the defense to have failed to call for testimony either Libby or Cheney after implicitly promising to do so in opening statements.

Don't know how long appeals can last before a prison term would begin, but will we see a pardon before the 08 election? After all it is pretty clear that this was done to protect the Veep.

Libby Covicted

4 out of 5 counts.

More to come.

And yes, I'm back.