10/18/2005: The Pre-Indictment GOP WHINING...
...Has started already about the "Rule of Law" issues on many Legal Woes faced by GOP and Administration soon-to-be-convicted-criminals.
"...These cases portray an administration and a movement that can dish it out, but want to evade responsibility for doing so, and can't take it when they are subjected to the same rule book that inconvenienced an earlier president. An editorial in the latest issue of the conservative Weekly Standard is a sign of arguments to come. The editorial complains about the various accusations now being leveled against DeLay, Libby, Rove and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, and says that ``a comprehensive strategy of criminalization had been implemented to inflict defeat on conservatives who seek to govern as conservatives.''
I have great respect for my friends at The Weekly Standard so I think they'll understand my surprise and wonder over this new conservative concern for the criminalization of politics. A process that was about ``the rule of law'' when Democrats were in power is suddenly an outrage now that it's Republicans who are being held accountable.
-- E. J. Dionne Jr.: 'Rule of Law'? That's So 90s.
Karen on 10.18.05 @ 08:39 AM CST