Hilary Rosen: Fast & Furious A GOP Witchhunt

24 June 2012, 14:49 CDT

“Sarah Palin has shown a lot of backbone in the Governor’s office in Alaska and the Democrats hate it,” said [Democratic Strategist Hilary] Rosen. “So what do they do? They call for her resignation. They throw at her document requests that are impossible to respond to. They throw more and more at her to distract her from doing the things that actually the the people of Alaska hired her to do.”

Or maybe that’s not what Hilary Rosen said about the efforts of Darryl Issa and others in Congress to get to the bottom of Fast and Furious:

“Eric Holder has shown a lot of backbone in the Justice in the Justice Department and the Republicans hate it,” said Rosen. “So what do they do? They call for his resignation. They throw at him document requests that are impossible to respond to. They throw more and more at him to distract him from doing the things that actually the president and the people hired him to do.”

Suppose there wasn’t a dead border patrol agent, and quite likely a dead ATF agent.  Suppose there weren’t 300+ dead Mexican citizens, all killed by guns Eric Holder and the justice department supplied to the drug cartels.  Suppose, just for the sake of Rosen’s argument that Issa was a political hack out to get Obama — which I do not believe to be the case whatsoever — what goes around comes around, Hilary?  Let’s go back in our time machine for a moment, shall we ….

As the broadcast network evening newscasts on Friday reported on Sarah Palin’s decision to resign as Alaska’s Governor, they gave little attention to the toll taken on the Governor by the onslaught of frivolous lawsuits from her political enemies. But, by contrast, FNC gave much of the credit for Palin’s decision to these lawsuits that have tied up the Governor’s time and forced her family to spend a fortune in legal expenses.

On Friday’s Fox Report, FNC correspondent Carl Cameron informed viewers: “Those ethics complaints have all been dropped or dismissed, and yet they’ve taken a toll and she acknowledged as much earlier.” Then came a soundbite of Palin from her news conference, which was partially played on the CBS Evening News but not on ABC or NBC. Palin:

Todd and I, we’re looking at more than half a million dollars in legal bills just in order to set the record straight. And what about the people who offer up these silly accusations? It doesn’t cost them a dime. … My staff and I spend most of our days, we’re dealing with this stuff instead of progressing our state now.

Jenny Erikson pointed out a key truism the other day, as I and many others have said, “You always know what liberals are up to by what they accuse conservatives of doing.”

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