"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." (Mark Twain)
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
You know who else is a liar? The
And then there's that other famous liar, Senate Majority Leader Bill "Here, Kittykittykitty!" Frist. As Poppy so eloquently puts it, "Bill Frist lied to America. Bill Frist lied to his constituents. Bill Frist lied to the Senate." We're gonna need an industrial grade trouser extinguisher for this boy, stat!
Meanwhile, Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R - Pondscum) may or may not be a liar, but she is clearly a world class hypocrite. Here she is on Russert's show - and why, by the way, do the wingnuts so often choose Timmy to be their punk, when he's never been anything but sweet to them? - two days ago:
I certainly hope that if there is going to be an indictment that says something happened, that it is an indictment on a crime and not some perjury technicality where they couldn't indict on the crime and so they go to something just to show that their two years of investigation was not a waste of time and taxpayer dollars.
But has Sen. Kay always been so liberal in her views about the "technical" nature of the law against perjury? Au contraire, mon frere! Here she was in 1999:
The edifice of American jurisprudence rests on the foundation of the due process of law. The mortar in that foundation is the oath. Those who seek to obstruct justice weaken that foundation, and those who violate the oath would tear the whole structure down.
Of course, the perjury that got Ms. Bailey Hutchinson so worked up in that instance regarded a tryst with a chubby intern, so that's totally different.
But, with all the liars and hypocrites - Dick, Bill, Kay, and me - running loose around these parts, it's good to remember that some people actually have a core of honor and decency that gives them the strength, literally, to change the world for the better. And so it is that I choose to conclude this incoherent screed with a personal word of thanks and goodbye to a genuine American hero, Rosa Parks. Godspeed.