Sunday, March 16, 2008

Siegelman... Spitzer... Who's Next?

You can go to Greg Palast's site (h/t to fine folks at Crooks and Liars once again) to read the entire story, but think about this tid bit first:

From Eliot's Mess

The $200 billion bail-out for predator banks and Spitzer charges are intimately linked

A note on “Prosecutorial Indiscretion.”

Back in the day when I was an investigator of racketeers for government, the federal prosecutor I was assisting was deciding whether to launch a case based on his negotiations for airtime with 60 Minutes. I’m not allowed to tell you the prosecutor’s name, but I want to mention he was recently seen shouting, “Florida is Rudi country! Florida is Rudi country!”

Not all crimes lead to federal bust or even public exposure. It’s up to something called “prosecutorial discretion.”

Funny thing, this ‘discretion.’ For example, Senator David Vitter, Republican of Louisiana, paid Washington DC prostitutes to put him in diapers (ewww!), yet the Senator was not exposed by the US prosecutors busting the pimp-ring that pampered him.
Naming and shaming and ruining Spitzer – rarely done in these cases - was made at the ‘discretion’ of Bush’s Justice Department.

Or maybe we should say, ‘indiscretion.’

In a nutshell, just as Siegelman was railroaded on a flimsy assed bribery charge, so he would be silenced about Rovian Refuckyoucan election fraud and theft, Spitzer is about to be railroaded on the basis of the outdated Mann Act (thinking with the wrong head), so he will be silenced about the Gubmint's role in enabling the banks to bring about the mortgage crisis we're now experiencing.

Months and months ago, when Gonzo was finally gone from the inJustice Department, I wrote that I just couldn't rejoice. The reason being that in Bushworld nothing EVER gets better; only worse. Sure enough, the Mucous Man has done nothing to clean up the ass wipings he inherited.

I've been pissed about the way refucks like Vitter, DeLay, Craig, Foley, etc can stay in office long after their crimes/charges are made public, and in some cases never be forced to leave office. States are going after DeLay and Craig, but federal charges? Fuck oh dear, no way in hell. Can't touch good ole Diaper Dave Vitter. I guess sitting in a diaper isn't sex, even when you pay a hooker to put it on you, eh? And since DC isn't a state, technically, no state lines could be crossed, and thus no Mann Act Violation.

Makes perfuckt sense to me. When I turn my head inside out. Anyway...

People with a lot more clout and notoriety than I have been saying for a LONG time that the real story behind the US attorney scandal is not how/why the few lost their jobs, but how/why the many kept theirs. Think about that along with "prosecutorial discretion."

and on an entirely different note: anyone know why my spacing changed after the inclusion of the italicized quote? ???

1 comment:

s. douglas said...

I agree about Vitter, Craig, et al., but Spitzer is a dumbshit. He should know better.

Does anyone really think Chimpy, and his cronies play by the rules?

Forget his administration, look how he's lived his entire life.

Rules/Consequences/Responsibility don't apply to him or those within his circle.

*The spacing changed because Italic font is larger, I think.