Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Republican of Texas, speaking on the NBC news program "Meet the Press," compared the [Plame] leak investigation with the case of Martha Stewart and her stock sale, "where they couldn't find a crime and they indict on something that she said about something that wasn't a crime."I wonder if Ken Starr's ears are burning?
Ms. Hutchison said she hoped "that if there is going to be an indictment that says something happened, that it is an indictment on a crime and not some perjury technicality where they couldn't indict on the crime and so they go to something just to show that their two years of investigation was not a waste of time and taxpayer dollars."
Some Republicans have also been reprising a theme that was often sounded by Democrats during the investigations into President Bill Clinton, that special prosecutors and independent counsels lack accountability and too often pursue cases until they find someone to charge.
Just another reminder that they're operating under different rules than everyone else-- because lying under oath IOKIYAR.
Let's hope that Hutchinson's comment makes its way into a campaign ad, after all she's advocating that anyone who gets caught in Fitzgerald's net should get 5 months in prison, at least, just like Martha.
Update: Alec Baldwin nails it by adding the 1999 KBH quote (mentioned in comments) and asking the $1,000,0000 question-- Why are contemporary Republicans so full of shit?