(SO FAR) spotted at Maggie’s Farm.
Bush 43 endured a deliberate and planned assault on everything he stood for, everything he was involved in, everything he tried to accomplish. Those who worked with him suffered nearly as much (and some even more — at least one, Scooter Libby, was convicted on utterly specious charges in what amounts to a show trial).His detractors were willing to risk the country’s safety, its economic health, and the very balance of the democratic system of government in order to get at him. They were out to bring him down at all costs, or at the very least destroy his personal and presidential reputation. At this they have been half successful, at a high price for the country and its government.
—J.R. Dunn, writing at
And yet, to quote an earlier work, none dare call it treason.
Did you see Krugman’s column calling for still more show trials?
Yeah. I was interested to note that the “author” graph from the syndicate alludes to his being a Nobel Laureate, which only further deprecates that brand.