Skip to comments.NAKED COVERUP (Lieberman and Levin are covering up for Rubin)
Posted on 07/31/2002 5:55:20 PM PDT by TLBSHOW
Many of you saw the Washington Times headline "Lieberman Willing to Subpoena Rubin" and started celebrating. You thought that Senator Joe Lieberman had buckled after we exposed his refusal to call the #1 man in the #1 scandal, Enron, to testify. I speak of course of former Clinton Treasury Secretary and Enron hack Robert Rubin.
This kind of thinking illustrates why you should leave political analysis to the professionals at EIB. Lieberman made the following, convoluted, wiggly statement: "If Mr. Rubin would add something, I don't have any hesitation to call him. So we'll see." He then said that it wasn't his call to make, and passed the buck to Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), who with a straight face recently said that Rubin "wasn't senior enough" an official to call. This is like the pass on corruption that Bob "The Torch" Torricelli got from the Senate Democrats.
I hope you people out there, especially you Enron employees, see how the Democrat Senate is dragging out the passage of homeland security legislation just so they can avoid dealing with Enron in a timely manner. They know a real investigation would lead to the Lincoln Bedroom of the Clinton White House, where Ken Lay stayed. Lay golfed with Clinton, and Rubin rang the phone off the hook at the Bush White House, begging for shaddy favors as Enron collapsed. The Bushies had to tell him to stop calling, that it wasn't seemly or proper for him to suck up to them like that - especially not for a company collapsing under the weight of its own corruption.
Whatever Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling and the rest of these Enron guys did, they were right in there with Bob Rubin. Rubin did everything he could to try to prop up the deceptive illusion that Enron was healthy. The Democrats say they care about you and what happened to you and your 401(k)s, so why put off an investigation of Enron until January? We've held investigations of Republicans when we had no evidence at all. There was no evidence George H. W. Bush participated in an October Surprise, but we investigated because of the "seriousness of the charge."
Isn't Rubin's attempt to manipulate Enron's credit rating, calling two Bush cabinet officials and attempting to dump $1 billion of Citigroup's bad Enron debt on unsuspecting investors reason enough to call him? Nope. Yet Lieberman and Carl Levin are thinking about investigating Bush's sale of Harken stock, even though the Democrat SEC gave him a clean bill of health. Any idiot can see that Bush sold and then the stock DOUBLED! They want to investigate Cheney for selling his Halliburton stock, even though the Democrats and the media hounded Cheney to make that sale at the time!
On Sunday night's Crossfire, Jamie Weinstein, a summer intern in the office of Mark Foley (R-FL), my congressman, asked Paul Begala, "I'm wondering if you ever get tired of being Clinton's lackey by putting a clean face on all his wrongdoing and scandals?" Begala said, "I would much rather have a guy who was in bed with a young girl than a guy who was in bed with Enron." You're talking about Bob Rubin, Paul, not George W. Bush. Yet Lieberman has time to hear from every other witness, but he won't call Bob Rubin. It's sick.
Unless, of course, you happen to hang at FR, where a multitude of amateur politican analysts came to this conclusion already...
Perhaps the prototypical piece of Democratic bilge. A soundbite which in one line is concurrently sick, irrelevant, bitter, effete, and directly opposite the truth.
Rubin's widow better make sure his life insurance was paid up.
Whoops! Let the cat out of the bag - but there's always room for another Vince Foster with this crowd of Democrats. They have a reputation to maintain.
Of Lieberman, Levin and Rubin, which two? And why only two?
Aren't these two words contradictory?
Sort of like "savage tenderness"?
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