From the Archives: This Was Our Headline on a Story Last Year by a Partisan Decision by the Same Bushevik Judge Who Threw Out the Valerie Plame Civil Lawsuit Against the Busheviks on Thursday. "As Bush plays games with the law, Judge Bates says it's OK for him to sign two different versions of same bill. Guess what, the judge was appointed by Bush and "As a District Court Judge, Bates dismissed the GAO's effort to learn with whom Cheney's energy task force conferred." Also, he was appointed by Rehnquist to the FISA Court. Does anyone smell a partisan hack judge here? Oh, Judge Bates also served as one of Ken Starr's merry pranksters. "Judge Bates was on detail as Deputy Independent Counsel for the Whitewater investigation from 1995 to mid-1997." Get the picture of a Bush loyalist who values partisanship over the Constitution? 8/13/06 Judge Bates spent two years working for Kenneth Starr and the Independent Counsel's office during the investigation into President Bill Clinton, specifically Deputy Independent Counsel under Ken Starr from September 1995 until leaving in March 1997.
You can't beat a rigged game by playing by the rules. IMNSHO the way to deal with a rigged game is with a Louisville Slugger, a length of old No. 530 motorcycle chain, a fence rail and some tar and feathers. Which is a metaphor for about 100,000 citizens on the White House lawn with pitchforks and scythes. Which is also a metaphor for whatever works to GET THOSE SONSABITCHES OUT NOW! Fair play, courtesy, and rules be damned. They don't use 'em, and it's past time to get rough with the bastards.