Boy, oh boy – the Republicans were hot for a special prosecutor back in the 90s when there was an inkling of suspicion that President Clinton might have made some money from a dubious land deal in hicksville Arkansas (an example of poor judgment); but when the Bush White House leaked the name of a CIA operative (an example of treason) the Republicans had this to say:
Republican congressional leaders dismissed Democratic calls for a semi-independent investigation as political maneuvering. “Surprise, surprise, they are calling for a special counsel. My goodness,” said House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas), according to the Associated Press. “It must be in their political handbook, their campaign handbook.”
Well, if that isn’t the pot calling the kettle black, I don’t know what is. What amazes me the most about Republicans is that they say this stuff with a straight face.
Bush called the investigation “a good thing” and said he has told his administration “to be fully cooperative.”
I wonder if that’s the same “fully cooperative” that they claimed to be during the GAO’s lawsuit on Cheney’s energy meetings?
A special counsel, if one is named, would be appointed by Ashcroft.
So, does it seem unlikely to you that we’ll get to the truth on this one?