Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The Difference is Telling

The MSM and loonie left are waiting with baited breath for Patrick Fitzgerald to issue indictments in the investigation of the "outing" of Valerie Plame. There has not been a lot of attention paid to the fact that no one is making any kind of personal attacks against Mr. Fitzgerald. There are no White House spokesmen talking about Fitzgerald's motives and mistakes. There are no conservative pundits attacking Fitzgerald.

Remember what it was like during the Clinton years? Almost from the get-go, there were White House staffers (Lannie Davis, Paul Begala, and James Carville) railing against Ken Starr and his staff. And the liberal pundits were attacking Starr at every opportunity.

It always amazes me how Democrats, members of the party that supports the use of big government to solve all of society's problems, are so quick to attack the institutions of government. Obviously they don't recognize that they damage the credibility and legitimacy of the government when they do this.

Republicans tend to be much more respectful of government and its institutions. Ok, we froth at the mouth about the usurpation of power by the courts. But we don't do anything like what the Clintonistas did.


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