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Correcting the record on Valerie Plame

July 22, 2005 10:59 AM

Larry Johnson's testimony to a joint session of Congressional Democrats this morning: "I submit this statement to the Congress in an effort to correct a malicious and disingenuous smear campaign that has been executed against a friend and former colleague, Valerie (Plame) Wilson. Neither Valerie, nor her husband, Ambassador Joseph Wilson has asked me to do anything on their behalf. I am speaking up because I was raised to stop bullies. In the case of Valerie Plame she is facing a gang of bullies that is being directed by the Republican National Committee." Read the rest.

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Read the 25 comments.


Larry Johnson is a registered Republican.

Fri Jul 22 2005 5:32 PM

Right Wing Robby:

Thank you for pointing out that being a republican adds credibility to ones arguement. I agree and have followed this general rule for years.

Fri Jul 22 2005 8:30 PM

Dave E.:

Oh, that 'republican (small r?) credibility' crack is a rimshot if I've ever heard one...

RWR = comic relief to remind those of us with functioning minds that his kind are essentially...nonsensical. They occupy airspace to make attentive citizens shake their heads and despair for the future.

Keep the comedy coming, conservative twit.

Sat Jul 23 2005 2:13 AM


Dave E. is true to his party. Being obnoxious, calling people 3 grade names and being negative are all part of being a liberal.

Sat Jul 23 2005 12:55 PM

Dave E.:

I'm a registered independant. I wouldn't dare accuse Democrats of having a smart ass like me as a member...they've got enough problems as it is in my negative, obnoxious opinion.

Sat Jul 23 2005 1:37 PM

Sponge Bob:

Was this that "play school" session where the democrats conduct a fake hearing? Complete with carefully screened witnesses and the barring of anyone who might ask a meaningful question? It's cute when my 3 year old does it, sad when the "leaders" of our nation do it.

Mon Jul 25 2005 8:42 AM


Try reading this:

Mon Jul 25 2005 10:27 AM

Tom from Madison:

When it comes to having fake hearings, today's Republicans are the masters. Witness the "town-hall meetings" that Bush had trying to orchestrate support for his "social security reform plan".

This failed tour consisted of bringing in a pre-selected audience to pitch rehearsed slow-ball questions to to the president.

This fits right in with the campaign rallies where signature of a loyalty oath was required to attend.

Why is there so much fear of getting a difficult question? You'd think these folks had something to hide!

Mon Jul 25 2005 11:51 AM

Tom from Madison:


try posting something from an independent source.

The National Review is deliberately partisan. Right now they're trying REAL HARD to create alternate explanations of Rove-gate.

I say let Fitzgerald do his partriotic duty and let the pieces fall where they may.

Mon Jul 25 2005 11:55 AM


"National Review is deliberately partisan" so does that mean that the print media and the big three networks are also

Mon Jul 25 2005 4:23 PM

Sponge Bob:

Quoting from "DC Media Girl" and suddenly you're worried about an independent source? And the left wonders why they aren't relevant anymore.

Mon Jul 25 2005 5:35 PM

Dave E.:

Back on the meds, wingnuts! The blue pills, dangit!

You guys all drink from the same poisoned trough, don't you. It is UNCANNY how interchangeable these wingnuts are with their painfully unoriginal and uniform opinions. They unabashedly repeat Hannityisms and O'Liellyisms as if gospel, holding nothing but contempt for "the print media and the big three networks." Diversify your news intake, or don't be surprised when you get scoffed at when saying patently false and distorted information.

For chrissakes! Spongey thought Schumer was responsible for the Rovegate investigation!

I pull for the human race. I really do. I think there is decency in everyone, buried down deeper in some more than others. But as a rational person, who tries to cultivate objectivity and reason, there are few, if any, precedents for the degree of groupthink present in modern conservativism today. This is deleterious groupthink, not synergy.

Anyone remember these phrases: Compassionate conservatism? A uniter, not a divider? Anybody in this administration will be fired for having anything to do with this leak? The last one is snarky, but the first two, along with a proactive Rove whisper campaign, is what largely propelled Clarence Thomas to be presented with the deciding vote to declare the son of the man who got him on the SCOTUS as the 43rd POTUS. Cough...quid pro quo...cough.

Well, America doesn't look terribly united today. In fact, division has been the name of the game for the GOP for decades. Divide and conquer, party over country. This crappy discourse, as evidenced all throughout our society, is part and parcel of a GOP creation. Only calling half of America "Americans" is not how a dignified nation conducts itself on the world stage.

Is there a shred of objective thought remaining on the right? I mean...I'm all for pontificating for a viewpoint and/or ideology from time to time, but I'm not gonna lend my voice to something that smells, looks, and is rotten. Yet wingnuts do it freely. One prominent blogger correctly opines that "they fly the elephant above the stars and stripes." True words indeed.

Mon Jul 25 2005 8:02 PM

Dave E.:

...oh, and I see nothing of any persuasion in those NRO articles.

Appallingly insinuative with a total of 17 questions, extrapolating nuance from FAILED briefs then passing off excerpts as fact, and an accusatory tone which demonizes "the left" and the So Called Liberal Media...well, yes. That I see.

How the hell can one read a total of 17 painfully specious questions riddled throughout this OPINION piece and not get the idea that its obviously completely slanted to appease its readers. Its very fucking title is "Did the CIA 'Out' Valerie Plame?" That's not journalism NJ. That article isn't even fit to wipe an ass.

It does, however, go a long way to explain why you seem to feel the way you do about damned, dirty liberals, the So Called Liberal Media and all the other spectres of GOP ire. You have my sympathies for your deceased objectivity.

Mon Jul 25 2005 8:58 PM

Sponge Bob:

Wow, all that writing and not a bit of useful information. I guess "DC Media Girl" is as good as it gets from the left. It will be mass confusion in 2006 at the RNC when they learn the two party system is now the Republicans and the Libertarians.

Tue Jul 26 2005 9:54 AM

Tom from Madison:

Clearly the neo-cons posting here haven't a clue about national sentiment.

Read the results:

Take the Zogby results, for example.
"For which party’s candidate will you vote for for Congress: Democrat, Republican, or other?"
38% Democrat
30% Republican
20% Unsure
9% Other


Republicans are in danger of losing the House. If that happens IMPEACHMENT is a very real possibility. The National experiment with "majority Republican rule" is about to end, primarily due to greed and incompetence.

In 5 years we've gone from peace and prosperity to endless war and debt. Blaming "the Liberals" for your own failed policies won't cut it with the voters!

Wed Jul 27 2005 9:52 AM


Are all of the troll posts by the same person?

Wed Jul 27 2005 6:59 PM

Dave E.:

Certainly has that appearance.

Wed Jul 27 2005 11:36 PM

Sponge Bob:

Congratulations Mike, you successfully entered all the's talking points into a thread that had nothing to do with ANY OF THEM. To save time I suggest you copy tirade and paste it as a reply to every post from now on. It must really suck to be a liberal today if a simply question of "got proof" can send one spiraling over the edge.

Thu Jul 28 2005 9:04 AM

Sponge Bob:

Sorry - wrong thread.

Thu Jul 28 2005 9:06 AM

Tom from Madison:


right thread or wrong thread, your logic is specious.

Dismissing someone's thoughts beause raises some of the same issue is the same kind of anti-intellectual nonsense that got us in the Iraq quagmire to begin with.

The neo-cons need to be called on the carpet when they insist someone must be wrong simply because MoveOn, MediaMatters, or the ACLU agree.

Thu Jul 28 2005 9:26 AM


sponge bob you missed your opportunity, so let me help you.
'it's clinton's fault(tm)'

Fri Jul 29 2005 8:03 AM


Nothing is happening with this case, you know why? Its all a bunch of crap like every other attempt libs make.

Time to move on to the next smear campaign.

Tue Aug 2 2005 12:49 PM

Tom from Madison:

Fitzgerald is doing his job. I'm content to see what he finds.

It's not a smear campaign to want to know why the identity of CIA agents is being used for political gain. Those who are doing this need to be brought to justice. Karl Rove could be brought up on perjury charges as could Robert Novak.

Republicans should be troubled by all the sleeze-balls they now owe favors to. They came to office promising to do business differently.

Don't those of you on the right want to know how your doing in this department?

Tue Aug 2 2005 4:27 PM

Dave E.:

How bout Bush's latest numbers...

Looks like the glide slope of a plane crash.

Fri Aug 5 2005 9:19 AM

Mike of the Great White North:

Better call the NTSB Dave. I don't really see any survivors in the wreckage.

So much for 'political capital' to spend.

Fri Aug 5 2005 10:52 AM

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