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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

In Patrick Fitzgerald We Trust

Has anyone else noticed the constrast among the MSM and the Left in how they treat Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald compared with how they treated Ken Starr? Starr was routinely vilified for his investigation of President Bill Clinton. In contrast, Fitzgerald is celebrated in reverential tones as a fair-minded minister of justice.

My point is not to pile on Patrick Fitzgerald. In fact, the point is that there is no "pile." Conservatives are not villifying Fitzgerald for his investigation of Plame-gate. Instead, we're merely observing that little is known of the present investigation and that talk of widespread indictments is nothing but unfounded speculation and wishful thinking.

The contrast is once again telling about how the two sides play politics. It will be interesting to see how quickly the Left will turn against Fitzgerald if he does not indict any major officials in the Bush Administration.

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