Tuesday, July 26, 2005

King and Karl Pt. 2

Back in June, before Rove became the focus of the Treason investigation he made comments about how liberals reacted to 9/11.
Rove said "Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers. Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war."
Senator Clinton among other Democrats demanded an apology or a resignation. She said "I would call on anyone who was at that dinner who is a New Yorker who cares about the unity of not only New York City but of our country to say we may have disagreements about what the best way is to win the war against terror, but we have no disagreements about our unity and our resolve and the goals we seek,"

So first in chimes our half-witted Governor Pataki to say "I think it's a little hypocritical of Senator Clinton to call on me to repudiate a political figure's comments when she never asked Senator Durbin to repudiate his comments. Senator Clinton might think about her propensity to allow outrageous statements from the other side that are far beyond political dialogue _ insulting every Republican, comparing our soldiers to Nazis or Soviet gulag guards _ and never protesting when she serves with them,"

Pataki was of course refering to the Durbin remarks taken way out of context by the republicans. Durbin never called our soldiers "nazis." He did however point out that there was brutal treatment of prisoners in Abu Gharib. Turns out that as this is being written, more photos and video releases are bveing sought. These images show brutal beatings and rape.

King then piped up to say "Karl Rove deserves a medal. Hillary Clinton, she's the one who went to the floor of the Senate and implied President Bush knew about Sept. 11 and let it happen."
That is of course a lie only an extremist with increasingly unstable tendencies would say. We know that Senator Clinton said no such thing.

Now for the round-up.
Pataki takes Clinton to task for not repudiating statements about "Nazi's" yet Pataki has yet to repudiate Peter King for saying on the House floor September 8, 2004 opposing a court's pro-choice ruling "That, Mr. Speaker, is a modern-day equivalent of the Nazi prison guard saying ‘I was just following orders.’ It was all legal in Nazi Germany at the time.”
And on WNBC's Gabe Pressman show September 5th, 2004, King blamed Bill Clinton for 9/11 by saying "... and 'cause Bill Clinton put it off for eight years, and that's why we had the twin towers on 9/11."

So King is a hypocrite and so is Pataki. Nothing new here really.

A side note: Why is Pataki a dim-wit as we said earlier?
During the 2000 NY Senate campaign (which King laughingly toyed with) there was a debate on WCBS where Hillary Clinton was asked about what it means to be a New Yorker. Her response included a quote from author E.B. White who wrote "Charlotte's Web" and many other fine works and was born and raised in New York.

To a reporter after the debate, Pataki said
"Rick Lazio looks, sounds and talks like a New Yorker. Mrs. Clinton quoted some guy, Wyatt or somebody—I don't think he was from Brooklyn—with some definition of a New Yorker that she must have read somewhere. I don't know who that guy was. I don't know what he wrote. I don't know where he was from. But it sure doesn't sound to me like that guy was a New Yorker or understood New York the way we do."

A reporter then asked Wacky Pataki:
“Governor, you’ve never heard of E. B. White?”
Pataki responded: “Where’s he from? Well, maybe the average member of the media who lives in Manhattan, when they’re quoting New York, would use E. B. White, or whatever his name is. I don’t think people from Brooklyn or Peekskill would have quoted that person.”

And there you have it.

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