Thursday, July 14, 2005

It's the law, not politics

"The extreme left is once again attempting to define the modern Democratic Party by rabid partisan attacks, character assassination and endless negativity," said Rep. Tom Reynolds, R-N.Y., chairman of the GOP congressional committee.

The Republicans are outraged - OUTRAGED - that the Democrats are "endlessly negative" about treason and corruption.

Well, they ARE, and thank goodness for that. SOMEBODY should be, and you sure as hell can't expect the Republicans to be negative about treason. Not when it's committed by a fellow Republican, anyway.

But Reynolds is wrong in attributed the unwanted attention to the Democrats, anyway. It has NOTHING TO DO with the Democratic Party at ALL.

Rove is on the hot seat because of a legal process being carried out by a Special Prosecutor who was given his job by John Ashcroft.

The Republicans seem to be under the illusion that this is a political process and a political question. It isn't. It's a legal matter. That's WHY this one has legs, and all of the other unsavory, disgusting and possibly illegal acts of the Bush administration didn't. Because the press and the Democrats AREN'T driving this story. The LAW is.

And that's why it won't go away. Oh, it may fade from the newspapers for a while, as the press gets interested in something else. But the prosecutor WILL issue findings, WILL make statements, he WILL call some witnesses, and every single time he does, it will become a headline again.

But the Republicans seem to think that it's a P.R. problem. Or they'll make it go away by attacking Joe Wilson, who is completely irrelevant to the charges at this point. Or maybe they can make it go away if they just find the right dumbass advertising slogan.

But they can't. The story will carry on as long as the legal process carries on and there isn't a damned thing the GOP can do about it.

And if they keep defending possible treason in the name of partisan politics, they will be chewed up and spit out in a manner that they never dreamed possible.

We are talking about actions that are a stench in the nostrils of every decent American, and if the GOP is actually stupid enough to go on record as the supporters and enablers of such actions, let them.

When the indictments come down, we will gladly remind America that the GOP supported the traitors and the felons.

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