Monday, October 03, 2005

PAULA JONE'S NEW PAL, JUDITH

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Bob Bennett, lil' bro to big moral busting bad boy Bill Bennett, former lawyer of bad boy Bill Clinton is saving the murderous lap dog, Judith Miller of the NYT, from prosecution for soliciting secrets.

A blast from the past: From the Washington Post
After the Supreme Court ruled last May that President Clinton could be sued for sexual harassment while in office, his personal attorney issued a stern warning to plaintiff Paula Corbin Jones.

"As my mother once said to me, be careful what you ask for -- you may get it," Robert S. Bennett said on NBC's "Meet the Press," one of the myriad venues -- from Don Imus's radio show to the highest court in the land -- where he has defended his coveted client for the past 3 1/2 years. "I had a dog like that, who just wanted to catch cars. And he successfully caught one one day. And I have a new dog."
Well, Paula may have been a woofer but then Judith looks like she could wither cacti on a cold day, Paula did catch the car and the only reason the car didn't crash was because the Real Rulers, pissed at Clinton for his anti-monopoly moves, decided discipline was needed, not amputation.

So Clinton was allowed to swim free. Bennett had nothing to do with it. To me, he was a very connected Republican but a crappy lawyer. He did know how to negotiate a surrender for Clinton. But I suspect Hillary did the real leg work there. She is hyperconnected which is why she is on top of the world where it counts: NYC. Note how the rewards are falling into her lap.
You can almost hear the sound of the gleeful rubbing together of hands. Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz, the nation's foremost legal kibitzer, vowed this week to dissect Bennett's handling of the suit, which alleges that Clinton propositioned Jones in a Little Rock hotel room when he was governor of Arkansas, as part of a course on ethics and tactics he'll teach next fall.

"Tragically, this is going to go down in history as a case study in erroneous decision-making," Dershowitz said. "Bennett turned a political problem into a legal nightmare. This may be the first time in history that a president is subject to impeachment because of missteps by his attorney."
You know, the entire episode surrounding Clinton and the sex stupid stuff will go down in history as a long joke on America. After living through "My Pet Goat/Time to talk about Social Security while many elderly drown in a hurricane" Bush, I do believe the annals of "erroneous decision-making" will glance over Clinton and land upon the decision to go into Iraq, for example which will rival Hitler's decision to invade the Soviet Union or Kaiser Wilhelm's decision to invade the Netherlands.
Bennett lobbied hard for the president's legal business -- which was supposed to have been the capstone to a brilliant career successfully representing the powerful and well connected, everyone from gray eminence Clark Clifford to former defense secretary Caspar Weinberger to Clinton intimate Harry Thomason.

The television producer retained Bennett in the White House travel office investigation and later recommended him to the president. "A lot of it is skillful lawyering and excellent networking," said Thomason, who credits Bennett with getting him cleared in the affair, "and the fact that he's got a highly motivated backup team behind him."
Ah, the "networking"! This crummy lawyer and his pathetic team are oh-so-connected.

And there it is, this blast from the past.

Today, Mr. Connected is going to plug the levee that is spilling sewage into the NYT. He quickly cut a deal for his client to pretend she isn't a creepy Madame Rasputinette and has sprung her and she got richly rewarded with a book contract, heck. Call it "The Earth is a Flat Chest". Or something. Flat. Of course.

From the NYT
Ms. Miller was freed after spending more than 12 weeks in jail, during which she refused to cooperate with the inquiry. Her decision to testify was made after she had obtained what she described as a waiver offered "voluntarily and personally" by a source who said she was no longer bound by any pledge of confidentiality she had made to him. Ms. Miller said the source had made clear that he genuinely wanted her to testify.

That source was I. Lewis Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, according to people who have been officially briefed on the case. Ms. Miller met with Mr. Libby on July 8, 2003, and talked with him by telephone later that week, they said.
Of course, Libby claims he let her off the hook last year, to stool pigeon. Of course, what has changed this last three months isn't jail or Judith or the tent stake in Cheney's forehead, it was Bush's popularity.

It has collapsed. The Real Rulers want to rid themselves of both the P and VP so they had BOLTON go several days ago to cut a deal with her. Since the NYT Real Ruler branch is in NYC and Bolton hangs out there, gads, he looks ugly. Ecch. Uglier than Kissinger who at least had a German accent and divided loyalties, dear to the hearts of our Real Rulers, guess why!---anyway, suddenly, everything changes and out she flies, ready to do the dirty work and to keep her yapper shut about what is really going on, she gets over a million bucks to tell us absolutely nothing.

And this blog is for free. Yippee. Lucky you all, the few readers I have (wawwww).
The publisher of The Times, Arthur Sulzberger Jr., said in a statement that the newspaper supported Ms. Miller's decision, just as it had backed her refusal to testify.

"Judy has been unwavering in her commitment to protect the confidentiality of her source," Mr. Sulzberger said. "We are very pleased that she has finally received a direct and uncoerced waiver, both by phone and in writing, releasing her from any claim of confidentiality and enabling her to testify."
Uncoerced. Hahahaha! Don't you wish you could have been there during the various phone calls and meetings? I mean, with Bolton and Sulzberger. I don't go to the Metropolitan Opera anymore, alas. So I couldn't overhear them. Sorry.
The agreement that led to Ms. Miller's release followed intense negotiations among her; her lawyer, Robert Bennett; Mr. Libby's lawyer, Joseph Tate; and Mr. Fitzgerald.

The talks began with a telephone call from Mr. Bennett to Mr. Tate in late August. Ms. Miller spoke with Mr. Libby by telephone this month as their lawyers listened, according to people who have been briefed on the case. It was then that Mr. Libby told Ms. Miller that she had his personal and voluntary waiver.

The discussions were at times strained, with Mr. Libby and Mr. Tate's asserting that they communicated their voluntary waiver to another lawyer for Ms. Miller, Floyd Abrams, more than year ago, according to those briefed on the case.

Other people involved in the case have said Ms. Miller did not understand that the waiver had been freely given and did not accept it until she had heard from Mr. Libby directly.
Judith Tosca, singing as she walks around the dinner table, picking up the knife, singing about how sad she is and how put upon as she tests the edges and then lunges across the table, in full throttle, knife plunging into a certain someone's cold, hard stone messed up fat heart.
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Haha. Usually the villain in Tosca is fat so Cheney fits the role, perfectly.

From Mediabistro:
After talking to attorney Bob Bennett about his client Judith Miller, CNN's Wolf Blitzer "switch[ed] gears dramatically" and asked a question about his brother Bill's comments about aborting black babies. After the audio clip played, Wolf asked: "Have you discussed this issue with him?" And then, with my emph. added:

Well, no, and, Wolf, let me say, I am rather disappointed at you for not telling me you would ask me about that. This was about Judy Miller, and I think that's a courtesy you could have extended to me.

After finishing the thought, Wolf explained: "Well, the reason I ask is because I know you and your brother love each other and you are good brothers. And it was only obvious to me, I assume, that you know I would ask a newsworthy question." But Bennett played stupid:
The exchange on that TV show goes on for a tedious bit showing that this lawyer is brain dead but very well connected.

You see, just read Dickens about these sort of lawyers. Dimwitted but well connected with the Crown, they are parasites used by the Real Rulers and their ilk to do toilet cleaning.

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