Party of Slime

A dusty old felon from the past resurfaced this week, this time to join in yet another moonbat parade against President Bush. Yes the old burglar himself, Watergate mastermind John Dean. You know, the guy who ordered Watergate, and then found a way to pin it on a President to save his own sorry ass.

I despise a traitor, but I dispise a coward weasel who is also a traitor even more. This last week Dean showed up at the Feingold circus and got his traitor ass handed to him. Feingold got his photo op.

"WASHINGTON -- John Dean was back - either as a "patriot" or "a convicted felon," depending on whose side you're on.

Russell Feingold sided with Dean and charged President Bush with a "coverup." John Cornyn said Dean was just trying to sell books. Republicans were offended that Feingold wanted to censure Bush. Feingold was offended by Bush, period.

The three-hour Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on censure turned out to be a spicy political brew, shaken and stirred repeatedly by Feingold, D-Wis., and his fellow senators as they debated whether Bush should be formally criticized by the U.S. Senate.

He won't be, not unless some new controversy erupts.

But Feingold and his backers got what they sought - dozens of reporters and cameras on a slow Friday to log every ounce of bile, as well as to record the support of key Democrat Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont and more questions about Bush's actions from committee Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa.

History will show five witnesses appeared - four legal scholars and the star of the show, John W. Dean III, the former White House counsel to President Nixon who was the chief accuser of all the president's Watergate men.

Dean maintained that had Nixon been censured, he might never have had to leave office. Nixon resigned in August 1974 as the full House prepared to begin impeachment proceedings.

"Had the Senate or House, or both, censured or somehow warned Richard Nixon, the tragedy of Watergate might have been prevented," Dean said.

The very presence of Dean, now 67 and white-haired and looking a lot like Rep. Christopher Shays, almost overshadowed everyone else Friday, and ignited a fresh brawl over his role in that affair.

Cornyn, R-Texas, branded Dean's appearance "odd" because the attorney was "selling a book ... and is a convicted felon."

Dean, who pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in 1973, seemed almost immune to such jabs. Feingold introduced the witness as a patriot, and Dean then introduced himself Friday by smiling slightly and saying, "I think it's important that the committee sometimes hear from the dark side. ... I have probably more experience firsthand than anybody might want in what can go wrong and how a president can get on the other side of the law."

Dean argued strongly for censure, but Sen. Lindsey O. Graham, R-S.C., challenged the notion that Dean's experience helping Nixon hide the White House's role in the 1972 burglary of the Democratic Party's Watergate headquarters made him a credible advocate for punishing Bush.

"Mr. Dean," said Graham, his honey-coated Southern accent dripping with disdain, "this is a little bit different than Watergate. Did you ever believe there was a legal basis for the president of the United States to break into the Democratic national headquarters?"

Dean stared straight ahead at his questioner. "No," he said."

If this wasn't a joke enough, Leaky Pants Leahy spoke up next:

"Leahy, the committee's top Democrat, made it clear in his trademark authoritative, don't-mess-with-me way where he stood: "I have no hesitation in condemning the president for secretly and systematically violating the law. I have no doubt that such a conclusion will be history's verdict."

Yeah Leaky, you know all about history. In fact you wish it would forget the fact that you should have been drawn and quartered a quarter century ago for treason yourself. A little recap:

" Senator Pat Leahy was annoyed with the Reagan administration's war on terrorism in the 1980s. At the time he was vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Therefore, "Leaky Leahy," threatened to sabotage classified strategies he didn't like.

* Leahy "inadvertently" disclosed a top-secret communications intercept during a 1985 television interview. The intercept had made possible the capture of the Arab terrorists who had hijacked the cruise ship Achille Lauro and murdered American citizen. But Leahy's leak he cost the life of at least one Egyptian "asset" involved in the operation.

* In July 1987, it was reported that Leahy leaked secret information about a 1986 covert operation planned by the Reagan administration to topple Libya's Moammar Gaddhafi. US intelligence officials stated that Leahy sent a written threat to expose the operation directly to then-CIA Director William Casey. Weeks later, news of the secret plan turned up in the Washington Post, causing it to be aborted.

* A year later, as the Senate was preparing to hold hearings on the Iran-Contra scandal, Leahy had to resign his Intelligence Committee post after he was caught leaking secret information to a reporter. The Vermont Democrat's Iran-Contra leak was considered to be one of the most serious breaches of secrecy in the committee's 28-year history. After Leahy's resignation, the Senate Intelligence Committee decided to restrict access to committee documents to a security-enhanced meeting room."

So keep barking leaky, thy sins preceed thee - you fool no one. Cheney was right - F-U.

Dean, just go back under your rock - don't forget your thirty pieces of silver.

Just a further thought....

Notice that whenever the left rants, they bring out the trash to speak their mind?

I find that facinating.