Monday, October 24, 2005


Back in the Bill days, when independent counsel Kenneth Starr investigated a blow job, Clinton hacks bashed the prosecutor as a vile man and a religious zealot. James Carville was especially vicious:
"As with mosquitoes, horseflies, and most bloodsucking parasites, Kenneth Starr was spawned in stagnant water."
Or this Carville gem:
"This man is out of control ... He goes down by the Potomac and listens to hymns, as the cleansing water of the Potomac goes by, and we're going to wash all Sodomites and fornicators out of town."
Move it on up seven years. Patrick Fitzgerald (and sorry, but speaking of sodomy, we have a hard time typing the guy's name without thinking of the juvenile joke about two gay Irishmen) is investigating another sort of White House leak, this one involving the outing of a CIA agent's identity. President Bush's hacks are replicating the Carville model, according to the New York Daily News:
As the White House and Republicans brace for possible indictments in the CIA leak probe, defenders have launched a not-so-subtle campaign against the prosecutor handling the case. "He's a vile, detestable, moralistic person with no heart and no conscience who believes he's been tapped by God to do very important things," one White House ally said, referring to special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald.
Yes, yes, but was he spawned in stagnant water?

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