Wednesday, April 22, 2009

For Thee, Not For Me.


Oh, the irony is delicious, is it not? It's tastier than a cinnamon roll or steak and eggs on this fine, sunny morning.

According to CQ.com, Jane Harman, the "Democratic" congresswoman who spearheaded the wildly popular HR 1955, the Violent Radicalization Bill that targeted bloggers as potential terrorists, the same Jane Harman who was cut some slack by Alberto Gonzales, the Che Guevara of Attorney Generals, so he could get her support for warrantless wiretapping...

...is herself now the subject of an NSA wiretap that caught her having a conversation with an AIPAC lobbyist. The alleged conversation on the audiotape captures Harman herself cutting a very inappropriate deal with this AIPAC lobbyist.

Harman obviously didn't know about the wiretap because just prior to hanging up, she was recorded having said, "This conversation doesn't exist."

Oh yes it does, you shrivelled bitch, you enemy of the first and fourth amendments. How does it feel?

Harman's denials of any wrongdoing and appealing to Attorney General Eric Holder to release the transcripts are already beginning to sound wearisomely familiar. It brings to mind a belligerent Ted Stevens denying even being convicted after he was convicted. It makes me think of Rod Blagojevich eager to clear his name despite the fact that his own audiotapes plainly revealed him to be this century's answer to Boss Tweed.

Jane Harman is an enemy of democracy, period, as are the 404 douchebags in the House who'd actually voted for her HR 1955 that could, theoretically, have bloggers picked up on the streets and whisked into vans. Jane Harman did nothing substantial whatsoever to stand in George W. Bush's way and even enabled him in his King Lear lunacies. She is Joe Lieberman in drag, plain and simple.

Now she's getting spoon-fed a dose of her own medicine while allegedly making crooked deals with AIPAC lobbyists but suddenly the rules don't apply to her personally. For thee, not for me, thank you.

Bullshit and fuck you, Harman. And I'll say it even louder into the mic, if you'd like.

5 Comments:

At April 22, 2009 at 8:51 AM, Blogger Fearguth said...

Have you noticed how the horses whinney when her name is uttered?

 
At April 22, 2009 at 9:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always thought Harman was dirty as hell. Being rich is never enough, is it? Remember what Jimi Hendrix said? Something along the lines of, the power of love is what will save the world, not the love of power.

Glad to see you're doing much better! Love the digs. I'd help, but living on $1K/mo in SS benefits doesn't allow for anything but keeping myself together. Old politico/hippies know how, though. You will survive, dear one.

 
At April 22, 2009 at 3:35 PM, Blogger Pryme said...

More often than not, the only way congress cares about something is when the members themselves are personally affected.

Not exactly "representative democracy," but whatever.

 
At April 23, 2009 at 1:27 AM, Anonymous comrade Rutherford said...

Blucher!

I couldn't believe her comment. When paraphrased she said, "How was I supposed to know that the GOP would target me with very the wiretapping bill I championed?"

Kind of like this:
Captain Renault: I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!

Croupier: Your winnings, sir. [a croupier hands Renault a pile of money]

Captain Renault: [sotto voce] Oh, thank you very much.

 
At April 24, 2009 at 12:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's not forget that the bitch, by prevailing on the NY Times to hold off on publishing their story of the warrantless wiretapping that might have run before the 2004 election, probably threw the election to Bush, since it was close enough that the story might have made a difference.
She's a disgrace to the Democrats, and the human race. If Gonzales "needed Jane" then the rest of us don't.

Stu

 

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