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April 24, 2006

Please Sit Down Before Reading This (Big Udpate At End)

And it's probably a good idea to place a firm pillow on your desk, lest your jaw fall so quicky that you split your chin.

Are you prepared?

Juan Williams defends Mary McCarthy's right to leak... as she has a right to speak out "as a citizen" of the United States.

WILLIAMS: ……..And here you have his opponents, some of them in the CIA like McCarthy, making a political leak very much intended to say that the administration's policy is off base and taking us down the path of secret prisons that violate our principles as Americans.

So you come to the whole idea that she was trying to defeat this administration because she felt what their activities were doing was hurting the American -- hurting America both at home and abroad in terms of our ideals. Porter Goss says it hurt us, hurt our relationships with...

WALLACE: And she was elected by whom?

WILLIAMS: She wasn't elected by anybody, but she's an American citizen. She has a right to speak out.

KRISTOL: She doesn't have to right. She does not have a right.

WILLIAMS: Oh, she's not a citizen?

KRISTOL: She does not have a right to speak out. Maybe you're not aware that when you join the CIA -- when I went to work in the U.S. government...

WILLIAMS: Sure.

KRISTOL: ... I signed forms saying I would not release classified information. If I had released information like this, I would have been fired. I should have been fired. And let me tell you something.

Incidentally, that exposes the reason, as if it weren't already obvious enough, that "citizens" in the CIA just can't leak because they feel the government is taking actions that "violate our principles as Americans."

My principles do not feel violated at all.

The government makes a lot of decisions that people don't agree with. However, those who cry about "saving the Constitution" should be required to answer how they so blithely justify invalidating the Constitution's provisions that 1, foreign policy shall be made by the President (with the advise and consent of the Senate, as regards treaties), and 2, the elected President is the boss in the Executive branch.

If Juan Williams and other liberals want a new Constitution making bureaucrats the boss of the President, let them go through the amendment process to effect those changes.

But stop claiming you're "saving the Constitution" by subverting it.

In Juan Williams' defense, he wasn't especially lucid yesterday, as his brain was tired and cloudy from spending the whole weekend splitting atoms... with his mind. Some kind of side-gig at the JPL or SkunkWorks or something. Very hush-hush.

Thanks to Brad.

Video Update: Michelle Malkin's new blog, heavy on video clips from idiots, is now up and running. It's called Hot Air.

You can catch Kerry and Juan Williams sketching out the Democratic "leaking is good for national security" argument here.

Thanks to Allah, who's a contributor to the new effort.

Gee, I sure hope this plucky little start-up gets some attention.


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