"The real bad thing that's happened has been this horrible, Stalinesque persecution -- not prosecution, persecution -- of Scooter Libby, this putting the White House on trial for politics as usual, criminalizing defense of the president's policy in Iraq. It's just shameful...It is standard business as usual to pass out leaks to reporters in Washington. This prosecuting business as usual in Washington is just a way to break the political process down and make it into an illegal, criminal process." -- Ben Stein, former speechwriter for Richard Nixon and star of TVs 'Win Ben Stein's Money'
Ben, these are last week's taling points, man. But it's nice to see that you are just as much of a hypocrite as the rest of the Republican party. Let's see if I can make this simple for you...Leaking the name of a covert CIA operative to a reporter is illegal, unethical, and subject to criminal prosecution. Everyone that works in the White House signs multiple pledges NOT to disclose classified information. Also, lying to a federal grand jury is called perjury. That is illegal. It's not Stalinesque. It's called the law. I understand that since you worked for the most dishonest and corrupt President ever - Nixon - these might be difficult concepts to understand.