Look: A Democrat. Quick Shoot!
Wolf Blitzer isn’t one of my favourite people. In this case, he does manage to get to the point though. One has to wonder occasionally whether these people listen to themselves. It was the Democrats, the evil, sneaky, partisan Democrats.
BLITZER: Do you have any evidence at all that Democrats or others might have been behind the timing of this scandal?
MCHENRY: Look, let’s be honest…
BLITZER: Do you have any evidence to back that charge up?
MCHENRY: No, no, actually, if the Democrats had any issue with saying this, putting all the facts out on the table, they would say, certainly, I’ll testify under oath that I had no involvement in it. They’ve said no.
BLITZER: Well, you don’t have any evidence, though, right?
MCHENRY: Well, look at the fact points.
BLITZER: Yes or no, do you have any evidence, Congressman?
MCHENRY: Do you have any evidence that they weren’t involved?
BLITZER: I’m just asking if you’re just throwing out an accusation or if you have any hard evidence.
MCHENRY: No. It’s a question, Wolf. The question remains, were they involved? And if they were not involved, they need to say clearly. And it’s a question. It’s not an accusation.
Mr McHenry, framing an accusation as a question doesn’t change it. Of course even more interesting is the fact The Hill has come out saying it was a Republican aide who leaked the information.
The source who in July gave news media Rep. Mark Foley’s (R-Fla.) suspect e-mails to a former House page says the documents came to him from a House GOP aide.
That aide has been a registered Republican since becoming eligible to vote, said the source, who showed The Hill public records supporting his claim.
The same source, who acted as an intermediary between the aide-turned-whistleblower and several news outlets, says the person who shared the documents is no longer employed in the House. [my emphasis]
Read that again: a Republican aide. This is the party that has started to alienate it’s own aides enough that things like this get leaked shortly before an election. Mr McHenry, why has your party alienated it’s own base so far that Republican aides are willing to tank an important national election?
I have another question for Mr McHenry. Does it matter that the Democrats knew of this issue before it became public? If a Republican leaked the information, shouldn’t heads be rolling in your own party right now? Why not? Remember Mr McHenry, the person who leaked the information was a Republican aide.
Oh! I remember. Sex is only a problem if it happens between a Democratic president and a consulting adult. Thanks for the reality check Mr Mc Henry.
Hat Tip: Trees/Anomalous Data