Monday, October 24, 2005


Kay Bailey Hutchinson, today in NYT talking about impending indictments (emphasis mine):

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Republican of Texas, speaking on the NBC news program "Meet the Press," compared the leak investigation with the case of Martha Stewart and her stock sale, "where they couldn't find a crime and they indict on something that she said about something that wasn't a crime."

Ms. Hutchison said she hoped "that if there is going to be an indictment that says something happened, that it is an indictment on a crime and not some perjury technicality where they couldn't indict on the crime and so they go to something just to show that their two years of investigation was not a waste of time and taxpayer dollars."

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson's statement about the Clinton impeachment, from the Congressional Record:

Lying is a moral wrong. Perjury is a lie told under oath that is legally wrong. To be illegal, the lie must be willfully told, must be believed to be untrue, and must relate to a material matter. Title 18, Section 1621 and 1623, U.S. Code.

Yeah, it would be a miscarriage of justice to impose sanctions on someone who lied about an activity that was legal.


Blogger choff said...

The hypocrisy aside, Kay was also wearing a royal blue power suit with nipple rings attached to the breast pockets. I'm trying to hunt down a photo...

8:55 AM  

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