Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Saddam's 'useful idiot' Owes Boehner $1 Million

Boehner can collect $1 million in legal fees, judge says

A federal judge says House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, can collect more than $1 million in his lawsuit against Democratic Rep. Jim McDermott of Washington state.
The decision was issued in a decade-long dispute over an illegally taped telephone call. In the 1996 call, Republican leaders discussed an ethics case against then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga. A Florida couple recorded the cell phone call on a radio scanner and McDermott leaked the tape to two newspapers.

Boehner sued and a federal court found that McDermott had no right to release the calls. The Supreme Court decided in December not to revisit the case.
McDermott called the court fight with Boehner “a long and costly battle,” but said the million-dollar judgment was “a small price to pay in defense of so fundamental a principle, and freedom, as the First Amendment.”

Because of the protracted legal challenge, “the First Amendment is stronger today, and shielded by new case law that will buttress its capacity to protect the publication of truthful information on matters of public importance long into the future,” McDermott said in a statement Tuesday. “ Knowing this, I am proud of my role in defense of the First Amendment.”

Yes, McDermott must be proud in his role as defender of the First Amendment after he so rigorously defended his boss, Saddam's, right to say he was going to wage the Mother of All Battles against the evil United States of America. Or maybe he was just defending his right to speak as a useful idiot of Saddam.

“The President of the United States will lie to the American people in order to get us into this war.”

McDermott has done so much damage to this country it is hard to calculate. It is easy to calculate how much money McDermott will personally pay Congressman John Boehner because the Left's and McDermott's useful idiots will foot the bill.

Clinton Rocky Without The Appeal

John McCain For President

It isn't just stop Hillary or Obama anymore, but there is that.

From Instapundit.

THE IMPACT OF VIRAL MEDIA: An email from a former student of mine in the UK:

It has been a long time since I e-mailed you.Anyway, my wife and I have been living in the UK since early 2000 and have been experiencing the US political scene from a distance since then. I watched the anti-Obama videos you linked today with some interest. I have always been a conservative so I would not vote for the Democractic nominee in any event, but I haven't been an enthusiastic McCain guy. He seemed too much like Bob Dole the Sequel to me. He came to London and I could have met him, but I couldn't be bothered at the time even though I deeply respect the sacrifices he made during his captivity.

Now I have watched Obama's commercial to "slow down" the development of weapon's programmes and more importantly saw the "Man in the Arena" ad linked on YouTube. I have to say that now I am a convert. I am not like the fake Republicans that the NY Times seems to find that support whatever liberal agenda the Times is pushing at the moment. There is a lot I would not like about a McCain Presidency. On the other hand, I love my country and, notwithstanding what Mickey Kaus thinks about having a president with dark skin somehow deterring a potential terrorist, it does us no good if Obama throws away our real defences. I can never see Obama saying or even thinking that "Do not flinch. Stand Up. We're Americans and we will never surrender. They will." That is the most important issue for me. It must trump all others.

I must say that now I will have to donate to the McCain campaign. I was going to sit this election out (except for voting), but now I see I need to do everything I can to help. I am a father. How could I not do as much as I can to make the world safe for my little girl? Anything less is negligent.

That one commercial made me a reluctant convert to the McCain campaign.

McCain has to hope that this will happen a lot between now and November.