Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Politics is War by Other Means

Per TPM:

According to Roll Call: The Free Enterprise Fund is set to start running "saturation" anti-Ronnie Earle TV ads in Austin before taking the ads nationwide.
My only question is: why?

What part of "law & order" is not supposed to apply to politicians? All of it? Some of it? Do they not understand that, while Ronnie Earle is an elected official, he's also the District Attorney who prosecutes politicians under Texas law, and that Austin is not exactly a GOP stronghold in Texas? And do they also not understand that this is a judicial, not a political, proceeding?

And Patrick Fitzgerald, the prosecutor, is an absolute stickler for detail who has no political axe to grind here, other than keeping his own credibility. Having put Judy Miller in jail, having gone to the lengths he had, my understand is, he has got some people here, not only Rove, but perhaps Scooter Libby, the vice president‘s chief of staff.

MATTHEWS: I also get the sense he reads the law book. He doesn‘t care about the politics.


FINEMAN: That‘s what I meant. That‘s what I meant. He doesn‘t care about the politics.
(via Americablog)

A prosecuting attorney not "caring about the politics" is apparently a concept almost beyond Mr. Fineman's ken. So, it may well be beyond the understanding of the Free Enterprise Fund as well.

Either way, it won't make a difference to the jury, or the judge.

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