Kay Bailey Hutchinson, in a pre-emptive strike against the perceived, imminent indictments for perjury and obstruction of justice, of Karl Rove and I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, has come out and said such charges are not severe ones, just “technicalities” in her words, and the Senator implored the prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald not to indict them for anything frivolous like that.
Its an amzing turn of events, because Hutchison voted to impeach Bill Clinton for an imagined “perjury” and “obstruction of justice” that he was never charged with in a court of law. Hutchison and the other Republicans dreamed up “perjury” and “obstruction of justice” charges, which Bill Clinton was never shown to have committed, and those were the ONLY charges the partisan Republican Congress leveled against President Clinton.
In fact, given the number of special prosecutors and partisan zealots like Ken Starr hounding the former President, it is guaranteed that if Clinton had actually perjured himself and / or obstructed justice he would have at least been charged with something, somewhere, in a real court of law.
Hutchison should know about “technicalities” anyways. She once escaped criminal covictionin Texas on a “technicality”, when a partisan Republican judge refused to rule in advance on whether the evidence showing her guilt could be admitted for the jury to see, thereby destroying the prosecutor’s case.
But uncharged political “crimes” against Bill Clinton were serious enough for Hutchison and the partisan Republicans to play judge and jury and to distract the attention of the American government for years, away from Osama Bin Laden and towards investigating whether they could detect DNA from the President’s semen on a woman’s dress. Then she and her cohorts had the audacity to pretend that Clinton’s imagined, uncharged “crimes”, were actually “high crimes” under the constitution –serious enough to impeach a sitting president.
Wow, what a flip-flop Hutchison has undergone regarding these “technicalities”, or maybe she is just a complete hypocrite. Shouldn’t a “real” perjury and obstruction of justice charge be enough to sideline a devious political aide who harmed America’s national security, if a dreamed up one was enough to impeach a President who “lied about sex”?