An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

March 7, 2007

Double Standards

Filed under: Opinion — olbroad @ 11:25

Shooting Elephants in a Barrel

I know there are a lot of conservatives who are all up in arms about Ann Coulter, but her column this week is dead on.

It was not a crime to reveal Valerie Plame’s name because she was not a covert agent. If it had been a crime, Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald could have wrapped up his investigation with an indictment of the State Department’s Richard Armitage on the first day of his investigation since it was Armitage who revealed her name and Fitzgerald knew it.

If no crime was committed, then why was there an endless investigation ending in an aide to the vice president being charged?  Most people don’t remember what they had for breakfast, much less who told them what, when, or where.

This makes it official: It’s illegal to be Republican.

I’ve often felt that way myself. Although, truth be told, unless the Republicans start getting a backbone, I’m reconsidering my party affiliation (no, not to Dem).

Since Teddy Kennedy walked away from a dead girl with only a wrist slap (which was knocked down to a mild talking-to, plus time served: zero), Democrats have apparently become a protected class in America, immune from criminal prosecution no matter what they do.

That murdering SOB is still in on the Hill.

Conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh was subjected to a three-year criminal investigation for allegedly buying prescription drugs illegally to treat chronic back pain. Despite the witch-hunt, Democrat prosecutor Barry E. Krischer never turned up a crime.

On the other side:

In another prescription drug case with a different result, last year, Rep. Patrick Kennedy (Democrat), apparently high as a kite on prescription drugs, crashed a car on Capitol Hill at 3 a.m. That’s abuse of prescription drugs plus a DUI offense. Result: no charges whatsoever and one day of press on Fox News Channel.

The difference? One is a conservative, the other a liberal.

But the same prosecutor who spent three years maniacally investigating Limbaugh’s alleged misuse of back-pain pills refused to bring statutory rape charges against a Clinton contributor. Enraging the police, who had spent months on the investigation, Krischer let Epstein off after a few hours on a single count of solicitation of prostitution. The Clinton supporter walked, and his victims were branded as whores.

Odd priorities, don’t you think?

There are well known examples of the imbalance of justice. And we just play deaf, dumb, and blind.

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