Thursday, July 19, 2007

Idiocy

So I was reaidng the VENT column in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for tomorrow and someone submitted this...

"Michael Vick will rue the day he was involved in dogfighting as opposed to outing a covert American CIA operative."

I say idiocy because this uneducated liberal appears to have no knowledge that in referencing the Scooter Libby trial and commutation of the jail time in his sentence he is implying that a crime was commited when the identity of the CIA employee was disclosed.

Scooter Libby broke no law in disclosing Valerie Plume as a CIA employee. He was charged with perjury in a Congressional hearing regarding the leak. The hearing was investigating something that was not a crime, they were just looking for some publicity in the case by holding hearings (something the Congress likes to do to justify their own existence and create bad publisity for each other's political party).

The appropriate VENT should be "Michael Vick will re the day he was involved in dogfighting as opposed to perjuring himself to a congressional hearing."

3 comments:

Sparky Duck said...

Oh, good, perjury has not become a crime anymore, thats fantastic. I am so glad I got the news here as opposed to ya know, someplace newsworthy.

Lets ask your wife how she would feel if she was lied to.

Sparky Duck said...

and allow me to say for clarification that the comment in Vent was stupid not because it was liberal, but because it makes no sense

Michael - Lover of Amy said...

Yeppers, and my point was that people like to make comments that shine a positive light on their personal political affiliation, oftentimes without knowing the facts of what it is they are talking about.

As in this case where they appear to believe Scooter Libby got away with leaking a name, which is not the criminal act he was charged/convicted of.