Friday, October 21, 2005

BuzzFlash's GOP Hypocrite Of The Week

Hey, it's Friday, which means it's time to check out BuzzFlash's "GOP Hypocrite Of The Week." And, despite the usual grueling process to narrow the selection to just one Republican hypocrite, BuzzFlash selects William Kristol, neo-con poster boy from the Weekly Standard.

An excerpt:

If there is a neo-con intellectual elite, William Kristol is their most ubiquitous spokesperson. With a job at the Rupert Murdoch-subsidized "Weekly Standard," Kristol is the William Buckley of the PNAC crowd.

But Kristol just uses a ten-dollar vocabulary to mouth the same basic Republican message points and platitudes that slip off of Bill O'Reilly's prostituted tongue. So now Kristol, FOX News, and the entire right wing echo chamber are claiming that investigating treason, perjury and the obstruction of justice is a trivial waste of time.

Kristol's Karl Rove/Frank Luntz focus-group tested charge is that Patrick Fitzgerald is part of an effort to "criminalize politics."

Forget that Fitzgerald is a Bush appointed U.S. Attorney who was assigned by Bush's justice department to investigate TreasonGate. Forget that it was the Republicans who unrelentingly abused the judicial and Congressional process to try and impeach a Democratic President over an act of fellatio. Forget that it was Kristol and his cohorts who told America that their only concern was the consistent application of the rule of law when it came to Clinton.

You can read – and hear! – the rest at