Monday, October 24, 2005

Brushing Up on Plame [Updated]

[Update]: If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of discussing this case with a conservative so deeply in denial that his clearest rebuttal is "No one violated the IIPA", point them here. A very kind a patient soul has boiled the story down to its component parts, and has even included friendly little pictures to make it VERY easy to understand. Enjoy.

Think Progress has a great list of "Right Wing Myths" about the Plame leak available here.

Pay them a visit if you'd like to brush up a bit on the story thus far. Chances are the RW noise machine will kick back into high gear when Fitzgerald does what ever it is he'll do, and unless you've been a total Leak Junkie you may want some advance prep on the established spin.

'Cause, after all, you never know when the Bushie in the next cube will decide to "set you straight" on this story. Shudder.


Renee said...

Thanks for this. I'm a little surprised Tucker Carlson would say such an asinine thing.

Cantankerous Bitch said...

I tend not to use "surprise" and "Tucker Carlson" in the same sentence, but then again, I'm a cynic.

Lew Scannon said...

My response to any right wing nut job would to point out the highly partisan Starr investigation that was set up to investigate shady land dealings in Arkansas that ended up dealing with the sexual proclivities of a sitting president and his involvement of an affair between two consenting adults. If a police officer pulls you over for speeding, and notices an open receptacle, or the scent of a controlled subsatnce, then he has the right to search your car. If, in the course of his investigation, Fitzgerald discovers that in fact the suspects have committed a crime other than the one being investigated, he can't just turn his head the other way because that's not what he was asked to investigate. What amuses me is that this is all coming from the law and order types who have no Bill Clinton to use to misdircet attention away from their malfeasense.

Cantankerous Bitch said...

The "runaway prosecutor" claim, like so many others, reveals more about the speaker than the subject. Folks making this assertion clearly have little to no understanding of what a special prosecutor does, or in this case, what Fitzgerald has been tasked with doing.