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We’ve been reading the op-ed “soundoffs” section over at the Seattle P-I. It’s part of our effort to avoid becoming as insular our liberal friends who continue to drink the kool-aid over at Daily Kos, The Nation, NYT op-ed, Washington Post op-ed…. uh, yeah, it might be a quicker exercise to list only the conservative outlets.
Predictably, they are all foaming at the mouth about the 30 month sentence given to Scooter Libby yesterday. Never mind that there was no original crime committed. Never mind that the prosecutor knew it wasn’t Libby who leaked the information to the press, but rather Bush administration critic Richard Armitage. Never mind also that Libby’s only crime was not being able to remember from whom he first heard about the leak. None of that matters. For the loony left, it’s far more important that facts are bent to fit the conspiracy theories that soften their reality.
Kind of like the loony left’s favorite accepted notion about Castro’s Cuba–specifically, that health care down there is awesome(!!). Michael Moore produced his latest docu-drama based on that “fact.” Forget for a moment that all the information we have about Cuba’s health care comes from Castro’s propaganda machine. He wouldn’t lie about this stuff, would he?
But, like Miller, we don’t want to get off on a rant here. The point is that the loony left substitutes “liberal talking points” for “facts.” Kind of like the dustup between whacky Rosie and Elizabeth Hasselbeck on The View we watched on Youtube yesterday. Kind of like the ideological differences between the Democratic candidates in the debate the other day (sarcasm in print just doesn’t work; there were no differences). All of this from the party that insists it is open minded and intellectually diverse. Has “pro-life Democrat” become an oxymoron yet?
So, for now, they get to rant about how Libby is the first of the administration “criminals” to face prison time. Hopefully, President Bush will soon pardon Libby, so then the loony left can add another layer of complexity to their favorite campfire conspiracy stories.
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