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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Everybody Must Get Stoned?

My Jeebus, what is it with these Republic operatives? Do they have clones? Are they robots? Why is it that just one is able to accomplish so much destruction with so little effort?

Case in point - the disastrous fall of the tireless Wall Street antagonist, Democratic New York Governor Eliot Spitzer. Like Al Gore and Michael Dukakis, did Spitzer get...Stoned?

We all had suspicions that the FBI's investigation into Governor Spitzer's finances was politically motivated. After all, the history of the Bush Administration and Democratic governors is quite terrifying. Don Siegelman, the popular Democratic ex-Governor of Alabama, could tell you a few stories. (He's serving seven years in federal prison for something he did not even do and which he could not possibly have done given the prosecution's own evidence. Da, Comrade Bush, all our enemies go to gulag!)

But this story seems to show that Roger Stone, GOP operative since the Nixon era, may have had his filthy fingers all over Eliot Spitzer too.

Last November, his lawyer wrote a letter to the FBI. In it, GOP political operative Roger Stone's attorney, Paul Rolf alleged that New York Governor Eliot Spitzer "used the services of high-priced call girls" while in Florida, basing his information on a "social contact."

The letter, dated Nov. 19, said Stone gleaned the information from "a social contact in an adult themed club."

"The governor has paid literally tens of thousands of dollars for these services," Rolf wrote. "It is Mr. Stone's understanding that the governor paid not with credit cards or cash but through some pre-arranged transfer."

It continued, including particular detail -- Stone's lawyer wrote that the governor hadn't taken off his calf-length socks "during the sex act."

It's unclear whether Stone's letter sparked the investigation: court papers say the investigation began "in or about October 2007."
The story then goes on to detail how Stone was a long-time antagonist of the Spitzers, and how Stone predicted Spitzer's downfall in early December of 2007. The final sentence is chilling - Stone has a picture of Richard Nixon tattooed on his neck.


My question is this: How in the world could Stone have this information about Spitzer - especially the socks? (Whatever turns you on, Eliot baby.) Let's see, could it be... WARRANTLESS WIRETAPPING?

If the Democrats were any good at framing, they would have made sure they said these words over and over:

"Democrat Surveillance Program."

Get it, media dumbasses who call it the "Terrorist Surveillance Program?" The program was in place prior to 9/11, yet the attacks still happened. Either the program was useless, or it wasn't meant to prevent terrorism at all. Neither choice gives much logical reason for Bush's continuation of this program for seven years.

The program's real name, the "Democrat Surveillance Program" (DSP for short), tells you everything you need to know, doesn't it? No wonder the Democrats in the House have taken a strong stance against Bush's desire to immunize telecom companies from prosecution over their complicity in the DSP.

After all, according to Bush, every Democrat must get...Stoned.


maggie said...

Everybody must sign this petition.

Say no to Spitzer's Appointment of Brandon Sall to the NYS Authority Board.

Please sign the petition.

End the corruption in Albany.

Flying Junior said...

If Stone predicted Spitzer's downfall in December, that would only be a short time after Governor Spitzer and AG, Andrew Cuomo made public their multi-facted plan to help victims of sub-prime loans, tighten regulation on lenders through the HALT Program and prosecute or litigate those with their fingers deepest into the pie. Apparently Spitzer had not only aggresively implemented the laws of the sate of NY to fight for his constituents, but had also coordinated with several attorneys general in other states.

Greg Palast sums it up well in his post, .

Flying Junior said...

html boo-boo.

His post , that is.