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To: marron
I'm happy to see others are also aware of inconsistencies
surrounding Fitzgerald. It is not a revelation to FR members and there has been much written about the politicization of the CIA. That many insiders were very hostile to the President's policies, including the Plames, who worked for the Gore campaign, is not new. That Fitzgerald is a political operative is beyond question. Appointing Podesta to run the CIA is entirely consistent. That may be part of what was behind the restructuring of the intelligence agencies.

Fitz does seem to be a disgrace, and it may not be a ‘fact’ that he is going after Blagojevich. The supposed surveillance tapes may be the equivalent of Craig Livingston's FBI files. They may suggest a variant of “pay-to-play” along the line of “pay-to-stay”. That Fitz could be paid by our justice department to disable a very capable man, Scooter Libby, for two years, crippling his career and condemning him to some years in prison for a crime Fitz knew he didn't commit raises the question of why Fitz has not been charged? This is not about justice but about vicious political power plays, and I don't see how Fitz is on the side of truth and protection of The Constitution, which he swore to uphold and protect. Fie on G.W. Bush if he doesn't correct the misdeed. One must wonder what his enemies have on him.

13 posted on 01/08/2009 11:26:52 PM PST by Spaulding (Wagdadbythebay)
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To: Spaulding
That Fitz could be paid by our justice department to disable a very capable man, Scooter Libby, for two years, crippling his career and condemning him to some years in prison for a crime Fitz knew he didn't commit raises the question of why Fitz has not been charged?

Nailed it.

15 posted on 01/09/2009 12:51:16 AM PST by marron
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2000 late or JANUARY 2001 : (CHIEF OF STAFF PODESTA REMARKS ABOUT BUSH AT THE END OF CLINTON’S PRESIDENCY) One morning at the nub end of Bill Clinton’s presidency, Clinton chief of staff John Podesta walked into a senior staff meeting in the Roosevelt Room waving a copy of USA Today. Holding the paper aloft, Podesta read the headline out loud, “Clinton actions annoy Bush.” The article detailed the new rules and Executive Orders the outgoing President was issuing in his final days, actions aimed in equal measure at locking in Clinton’s legacy (in areas like environmental protection) and bedeviling his successor. “What’s Bush so annoyed about?” Podesta asked with a devilish smile. “He’s got four years to try to undo all the stuff we’ve done.” - “Rolling Back Clinton : As Bush takes action to reverse chunks of his predecessor’s legacy, the nation waits to see just how conservative this new President really is,” by James Carney and John F. Dickerson, With reporting by Ann Blackman, Sally B. Donnelly and Douglas Waller/Washington , CNN.com, January 22, 2001 Web posted at: 1:12 p.m. EST (1812 GMT)


24 posted on 01/09/2009 4:07:47 AM PST by piasa
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To: Spaulding
Appointing Podesta to run the CIA is entirely consistent

I believe you mean Panetta, not Podesta (another former Clinton underling.) I get your drift though, and your point still stands with the correction.

36 posted on 01/09/2009 12:11:51 PM PST by murdoog (http://babydoc3.livejournal.com)
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