Skip to comments.BUSH TO NAME JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AFTER LAWBREAKING ROBERT F. KENNEDY
Posted on 11/17/2001 12:26:01 PM PST by Rebeckie
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BUSH TO NAME JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AFTER LAWBREAKING ROBERT F. KENNEDY
FRIEND TED KENNEDY CONVINCED G.W. TO HONOR BROTHER
(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the non-partisan public interest law firm that investigates and prosecutes government abuse and corruption, was astonished to learn today that President Bush intends to name the Justice Department after the late Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy.
The ethical and legal standards of the Bush administration will sink low if the President carries through with his plan of naming the nations top law enforcement agency after someone who spent his tenure in the Justice Department trampling on the civil rights of all Americans. It is widely known that Kennedy urged then FBI director J. Edgar Hoover to misuse FBI files to blackmail members of Congress to overlook his brother, President John F. Kennedys, affair with an East German spy. With the possible exception of John Mitchell and Janet Reno, I cannot think of a worse choice, stated Judicial Watch Chairman and General Counsel, Larry Klayman.
The Justice Departments own mission statement says the Department represents the citizens of the United States in enforcing the law in the public interest and, yet, Kennedy is perhaps remembered most for three things, the Get Hoffa campaign, which ran roughshod over all legal procedures in a personal vendetta against one man, the wiretapping of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., along with the aforementioned silencing of a congressional investigation into President John Kennedys affair with alleged East German spy Ellen Romisch.
Yankee legend Joe DiMaggio reportedly refused to shake Kennedys hand at Marilyn Monroes funeral because of his belief that he and his brother had something to do with her untimely death. Klayman opined, Joltin Joe was right then and George W. Bush is wrong now. As for reports today in The Washington Post that George W. Bush has become a close friend of Senator Ted Kennedy- a politician who many believed murdered Mary Jo Kopeche and was instrumental in convincing Bush to name the Justice Department after his brother Robert
the President should learn to choose better people to be associated with, Klayman added.
And since you attend the same college as me and know the core curriculum and all of the class projects and papers that I have completed, you just know because you sound like you have just completed Logic 101 and are "trying" to hone your new skills.
Ah, the wisdom in here is just so permeable.
He's not a conservative and we all know what he stands for. He is a pathetic self absorbed shyster who sued his own mother.
Don't you just love it?....... It seems to gush from you also.
Did you ever figure out why on a conservative forum you have to defend ol' larr?
I guess Bobby was a Kennedy first, and atty. gen. after that,so he tried to make deals for his brother.
Anyway, I would just like to see Larry Klayman pick one good fight and try to win it. I think he likes to keep his name in the news so he can solicit contributions.He seems to be mostly mouth.
You are managing to insult a lot of people and are not arguing the facts.
AND, if Larry Klayman is so interested in Clinton's crimes, why is he wasting time with attacking Bush over petty things like this?
For as the United States continues to pound sand in the desert, with Osama bin Laden and his Taliban accomplices holed up in caves and civilian villages and mosques all of which, for so-called political reasons, are off-limits to U.S. bombing the president of the United States has been engaged in a war of words with them, with each side giving its rendition, on television and radio, of not only the progress of the war, but making almost daily threats against each other. The spectacle of this "tit for tat," coupled with our military ineffectuality, has not only placed bin Laden and the Taliban on the same plane as the president of the United States, it has undercut George W. Bush's credibility and promise to the American people and the world that these terrorists would be dealt with severely.
American prestige and power has been significantly reduced. Our timidity to act decisively, coupled with the populace's fear of the unknown, has brought the country to its knees. This sad fact cannot be overlooked simply because tearful Americans proudly and correctly display their flag in exhibitions of love for the country and our fallen brothers and sisters.
The U.S. military, hamstrung by the political calculus of the Bush administration's "proportionate response" to the World Trade Center and Pentagon bombings all in an attempt to placate so-called moderate Arab states who supply American tycoons with imported oil has in characteristic "Vietnamesque" fashion spewed forth propaganda about how well the air war is going. It has boasted that bin Laden has a noose around his neck, and that his operations have been disrupted.
But how can this be so when, in almost the same breath, the commander in chief is warning the nation that a huge bio-chemical or nuclear attack could be imminent, our vice president (who is the de facto commander in chief) is "holed up" and in hiding in an undisclosed location outside of Washington, D.C., and members of Congress are putting forth emergency legislation to clarify how to choose representatives of Congress should it lose 25 percent or more of its members? And why has Vice President Dick Cheney said, on more than one occasion, in uncharacteristic pessimism, if not a sense of defeat, that this may be the first war where casualties at home exceed those overseas. If bin Laden has been stopped, even temporarily, why then the predictions of doom?
Our limited military effort in Afghanistan, where bin Laden and Taliban leaders remain on the loose, has given them the time, and wherewithal, to mount a huge counterattack on the United States. The president and vice president know this, and that is why they speak of and are preparing the nation for imminent disaster. Obviously, the Bush administration and their Republican colleagues in Congress do not want to be blamed at the ballot booth for what is now likely in store.
By all means, let's take military advice from Larry Klayman.
In a broad prospective, ol' larr is part of the issue. Press release after press release, suit after suit, all in the name of chasing more money for his 501c3, imo. He can go about his business of legal work without all the hoopla. How many other law firms do you see issuing press release after press release when they file a minor paper with the court or for that matter when the President does something he doesn't like? ol' larr is his own biggest enemy, imo. If he'd go about the job he has chosen without the circus like atsmophere then he'd not be ridiculed, I'd guess.
It's...uh...probably part of some northeastern electoral PR strategy.
You really need to get a hold of yourself. Klayman would be laughed out of that building.
What proof do you and Larry have that RFK was a CROOK? You may not like his politics -- most of us don't -- but what, exactly, was his crime?
You are totally busted. Not just a Klayman supporter, but an honest to goodness Bush hater.
You've just nailed her.
Then Larry should go back to his other cases and stop issuing these stupid press releases. When he puts them out, and you post them as fact, you can bet your butt somebody on this forum is going to come along and correct you.
For instance, this remark:
It is widely known that Kennedy urged then FBI director J. Edgar Hoover to misuse FBI files to blackmail members of Congress to overlook his brother, President John F. Kennedys, affair with an East German spy.
is an out and out lie. And it just goes to show Klayman doesn't know what's he talking about.
Beyond that, I didn't see last night and I STILL don't see why this news item would cause anyone to break out in hives. This is a small gesture on the part of the President. So soon we forget what life was like with Bill Clinton in power; this petty "OH NOW THAT'S IT! I'LL NEVER VOTE FOR BUSH AGAIN!!" stuff just makes me shake my head.
If I'm not mistaken, it was J. Edgar Hoover who had those King tapes and played them for Bobby Kennedy. I could be wrong on that, but I think that's the way it went.