Bill Moyers on the Libby Lobby
I just discovered the blog of Brian Zick, which brings us to something interesting from Bill Moyers. It’s 5 minutes and 41 seconds worth listening to as it notes the hypocrisy of so many members of this Administration and the political hacks that carry their water. The transcript can be found here. Moyers notes at the end that there are “contrarian voices”:
PATRICK BUCHANAN: This is an open and shut case of perjury and obstruction of justice. And the Republican party, you know, stands for the idea that high officials should not be lying to special investigators.
BILL MOYERS: And from the former Governor of Virginia, James Gilmore, a staunch conservative, comes this verdict: “If the public believes there’s one law for a certain group of people in high places and another law for regular people, then you will destroy the law and destroy the system.” So it may well be, as the Hartford Courant said editorially, that Mr. Libby is “a nice guy, a loyal and devoted patriot”…but none of that excuses perjury or obstruction of justice. If it did, truth wouldn’t matter much.”
I just wish more conservative Republicans would join Mr. Buchanan and Mr. Gilmore in condemning what Mr. Libby did.