Skip to comments.The Barrett report
Posted on 01/31/2007 4:15:14 PM PST by neverdem
The bell has just rung on the 2008 presidential sweepstakes and already more entries have crowded into the gates than the American grandstand can count, much less account for. That's all to the good, as the only winners over the past two decades have been named either Bush or Clinton. Still, since nothing less than the fate of the nation seems to be at stake, it is imperative that all candidates be measured...
Deeply frustrated by nine seasons of blockading by Clinton lawyers and Democratic congressmen, Mr. Barrett issued a statement saying, "An accurate title for the report would be, 'What We Were Prevented from Investigating.' " What, indeed. In an online column written before he signed on as President Bush's press secretary, Tony Snow reported that by all accounts the redacted pages contained enough damning evidence to sink Mrs. Clinton's presidential ship.
I can personally vouch for the Clinton-IRS strategy. In 2002, after I had learned of Mr. Clinton's intrusion into the case I had reported to the IRS, I informed Mrs. Clinton of the facts I'd uncovered. Soon enough the IRS came calling with unwarranted tax demands and threats of criminal investigation. I replied accusing the IRS of conspiring with the Clintons and the media conglomerate to perpetrate "institutionalized terrorism." The agency, finally grasping the irony that it was seeking to punish its own whistleblower, quickly backed off.
Now that the senator from New York has announced "I'm in to win," voters should demand that their representatives release the mystery pages so that they may examine Mrs. Clinton red in tooth. Otherwise, Americans run the risk of going to the polls in 2008 seeking the rebirth of a nation only to discover that they have merely traded the devil for a witch.
(Excerpt) Read more at washtimes.com ...
All it takes is one member of Congress, correct?
Hillary will kill anyone who release the full report.
The Fort Marcy Park special.
this paragraph of the article struck me as being closest to the whole truth:
Alas, there are several unholy answers to that riddle. The first is the cynical theory that we don't really live in a democracy but in a series of autocracies changed at fixed intervals. Thus the inevitable corollary: At the top, power-brokers stick together. It further must be clear to the Republican brain trust that the party is on course to take an even worse drubbing in 2008 than it did in 2006, so they're surely counting future cards. And if they have to suffer a Democrat in the White House, who better than Mrs. Clinton, poster girl for moral ambiguity? In that event, it follows, the sequestered pages of the Barrett Report would surely give the Republicans a dandy wild card when upcoming hands are dealt on Capitol Hill. Bluntly put, they'd have Mrs. Clinton at least halfway in their pocket.
Nope....... All it takes is one GUTSY member of Congress.....and therein lies the problem.
So what does this mean? They'll let her skate into the WH and then just dangle this over her head when they want something?
That's the way I read the article. Certainly, there must be one Congress person willing to produce the missing pages.
Just try to find one.
That is so damn true. I would love to get rid of every one of them, just to get 1 person in there with a set of cajones
Contacting my two Georgia Senators right now.
that seems to be the standard M.O. in DC.....look at the Sandy Burger deal and almost everything else.
Is that right? One?
Why can't WE, the PEOPLE, DEMAND that the missing pages be made public? Ooops, lost my mind for a minute......forget that I said anything.
Why not candidate Hunter?
Why not candidate(s) Hunter, Tancredo or Paul?
"Contacting my two Georgia Senators right now."
I live in New York and I'll be calling mine tomorrow.....there I go again....forget it.
The DC swamp is waaaaaay past due for a good draining and disinfecting, no doubt.
Here's something for your two great senators.
Here's something for your two great senators.
I remember that from past threads on this topic. Wasn't Sen. Sessions actively working on it at one time? I remember there was a FReeper email campaign. We do have Tony Snow interested, and he has plenty of ears to whisper into.
I recall something about Senator Sessions too....
Apparently, it's not as easy to obtain as Barrett makes it seem.
You know, Chucky has never been enamored with the junior senator ever since she parked herself in his state. He just may be interested. If not, we can always try Pete King.
Schumer would try to put a stop to it. Alerting him is not a good idea.
How about your Representative who has the same power to release it, I'm going to mine tomorrow. Viva Fresh Air and Truth!! I think the Breck Girl actually thinks its a compliment and the perfect mascot for the Democratic candidate, The Jackass with those huge ungainly EARS. Whats that olde saying? "I'm ALL Ears!", sorta fits real well.
Just sent a letter off to Cong. Pete King. Anyone have direct contact with the Great One or Tony Snow, besides FReep Mail?
It's worth a try. Unfortunately, I think that anyone who rocks Hillary's boat may end up in the Hudson River.
I think the "change" is mostly for public consumption - at the end of the day, the people at the top are all on the same team. Somebody simply has "The Talk" with the occasional Sessions or Coburn who tries to raise inconvenient issues...making it clear that if they go too far, they get Weldon-ized at the polls.
It further must be clear to the Republican brain trust that the party is on course to take an even worse drubbing in 2008 than it did in 2006, so they're surely counting future cards. And if they have to suffer a Democrat in the White House, who better than Mrs. Clinton, poster girl for moral ambiguity?
If they weren't actually on the same team, this would be the proper Machiavellian strategy. But since neither Hillary nor her Republican "opposition" intend to deviate too far from The Agenda anyway, the point is moot.
Not a problem, Miss Didi. I agree, let's do what we can to get our hands on those missing pages! Stay well.
How about Obama??? He could whack out EVERYONE of his opponents with this!
We need a leaker.
Pete King will be afriad he'ss be Curt Weldoned! He will NEVER look into it!
I suggested him earlier; he'd love to make Herself disappear off the campaign trail.
Tony had Sen. Grassley, IIRC, on his radio show, and Sen. Grassley sounded like he was GOING to get the redacted pages...and then, shortly after that, Tony got the new job.
I may be wrong, onyx, but I remember listening to Tony that day...and I am pretty sure it was Grassley..but I have pinged some people that may have also heard that show.
Grassley --- well what happened? Grassley.....
Yes, it was Grassley.
onyx, what has happened to ALL of our GOPers?
Who do you mean?
That would have been Mike Pence. He said he would work to get it released but he left himself lots of wiggle room. He was pretty weak on it.
Grassley may also have said it but none really meant that they WOULD have it released.
Im sorry..that question was really worded oddly.
I meant where has the courage and integrity gone in the GOP?
Oh...yes, I forgot about Mike Pence.
Hmmmmmm..do I think any of them really care what "we the people" want? NO.
One didn't win reelection --- Rick Santorum.