I was dismayed when I heard that a Justice Department official was planning to take the Fifth, if necessary, before Mr. Leahy’s committee. After all, even the Democrats acknowledge that there is no air of criminality surrounding the attorney firings.
However, after reading Mr. Lord’s account of his own and other’s experiences in dealing with Leahy’s minions, I’m surprised that anyone would dare walk into that hearing room, voluntarily or otherwise. Why should Ms. Goodling open herself up to charges of perjury, which would surely follow if she forgot the slightest detail of the most innocuous conversation with the most minor of officials at Justice?p>From his leaky sojourn on the Intelligence Committee to his Stalinist rule over Judiciary, Mr. Leahy is a disgrace, and has been for over two decades. br> — Richard Meade br> Bayside, New York /p> p> The Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is indeed a banana republic-type thug. It turns my stomach to think that he is a United States Senator. The voters of Vermont should be ashamed, but lovely Vermont apparently has been overwhelmed over the years by the influx of too many left-wing nutcases (think Howard Dean) Too bad, too, that so much of the MSM has been captured by the extremist left, so that Leahy and his ilk won’t get the close-in public attention they deserve. Goodling is absolutely correct to invoke her Fifth Amendment right not to testify; and as long the committee includes such as Leahy, and his lefty cohorts no member of any Republican administration should fail to do so. What are these despicable partisans doing to our system of government? br> —
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?