|The Declarer (Floyd McWilliams' Blog)|
Saturday, October 29, 2005
San Jose Mercury News, but at least that paper is not a complete joke like its competitor to the north, the San Francisco Chronicle. On entering the corner store today my eye was caught by the Saturday edition of the Chron -- which made sense as the outer top half of said newspaper was not a front page so much as a big wet sticky kiss bestowed upon special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald's face took up half the space above the fold; the other half was devoted to a quote from this story:
Except that ... national security was not compromised by inadvertence, recklessness, maliciousness, bird flu, or AJ "FF" Pierzynski winning a World Series ring. Fitzgerald said as much himself. Awhile back I mocked liberals for their sudden enthusiasms ( Cambodian-border-violating Vietnam veterans, the sanctity of CIA secrecy, etc), and this new enthusiasm in favor of independent prosecutors is no more commendable -- or believable.
"And anyone who would go into a grand jury and lie and obstruct and impede the investigation has committed a serious crime."