Friday, October 21, 2005

Anyone following PlameGate?

This sentiment could easily be applied to the Plamegate hullabaloo - the exposure of unseemliness in the halls of power.

Hunter Thompson on Watergate and the tapes:

"There are a hundred or more people wandering around Washington today who have heard the 'real stuff,' as they put it - and despite their professional caution when the obvious question arises, there is one reaction they all feel free to agree on: that nobody who felt shocked, depressed or angry after reading the edited White House transcripts should ever be allowed to hear the actual tapes, except under heavy sedation or locked in the trunk of a car. Only a terminal cynic, they say, can listen for any length of time to the real stuff without feeling a compulsion to do something like drive down to the White House and throw a bag of live rats over the fence."


Blogger mkchicago said...

Halls of power! Love it. You made me look.

10:40 AM  
Blogger mkchicago said...

But seriously, I'm not paying to much attention. I think it's entirely possible (likely?) that Fitzgerald will rap this up w/o any charges. Plame wasn't exactly under deep cover when she was "outed". As I understand it the barrier of proof in these sorts of prosecutions are quite high, and what evidence I've heard about so far seems flimsy at best.

I realize there are some MoveOn (and I wish they would) people out there who are having wet dreams about this stuff, but so far I have yet to see anything of real substance come out.

10:56 AM  
Blogger mkchicago said...

Apparently announcing the indictments is going to be a major holiday. Merry Fitzmas everybody!

12:56 PM  
Blogger mkchicago said...

This may illuminate my second comment. Specifically the problem making the charges stick.

1:32 PM  

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