"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." (Mark Twain)

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Pants On Fire 

You know how I said in my last post - from Saturday night - that I would be back at it on Monday? Well, obviously, I lied. That's right; I'm a big, fat liar. Nose as long as a telephone wire, and the whole nine yards.

You know who else is a liar? The President Vice-President of the United States, none other than Dick "Dick" Cheney, that's who. In September of 2003, the man who's a mere bicycling accident away from being leader of the free world told Tim Russert and a television audience of zillions that he had no idea, no idea at all, who in the CIA might have suggested Richard Clarke's visit to Niger. But it just so happens that as early as June of 2003, he was fishing around for dirt on Valerie Plame. In other words, the pustulant Mr. Cheney was telling a whopper. He's a liar, pure and simple.

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.

 

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