Monday, October 24, 2005

Texas Senator has a Double Standard

There has been a bit of pre-damage control going on in anticipation of High Level White House indictments related to treason and an extended cover up concerning the March to war. Sen. Kay Baily Hutchinson (R, TX) said that she hoped:

that if there is going to be an indictment that says something happened, that it is an indictment on a crime and not some perjury technicality where they couldn't indict on the crime and so they go to something just to show that their two years of investigation was not a waste of time and taxpayer dollars.

Now, this is a bit curious, since in Feb. 17, 1999 the Congressional Record shows her saying:
I do not hold the view of our Constitution that there must be an actual, indictable crime in order for an act of a public officer to be impeachable. It is clear to this Senator that there are, indeed, circumstances, short of a felony criminal offense, that would justify the removal of a public officer from office, including the President of the United States. Manifest injury to the Office of the President, to our Nation and to the American people and gross abuse of trust and of public office clearly can reach the level of intensity that would justify the impeachment and removal of a leader.

What integrity she brings to the Senate.


Dr. Wagner said...

wow, how utterly unsurprising. makes your stomach turn.

Polly said...

HOLY CRAP! i should have been paying close attention! she means we have to impeach bush! look at that last paragraph! it must be a signal for what they must do, to protect the sacred honor of the white house.

this is amazing.