Memo to Bill Plante: Heckling Isn’t Questioning. by Glitzqueen (aka The Other Katherine Harris)


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by The Other Katherine Harris

glitzqueen’s blog post

Aug. 16, 2007

Your parting shot to Shrub, as he and Rove headed for the helicopter Monday — “If he’s so smart, how come you lost Congress?” — was a reasonable enough thing to say after listening to the drivel of two sociopaths who’ve perverted American elections, governance and justice for years.

I don’t fault you for the remark, nor do I fault those singing your praises.

Further, as someone who’s done a fair amount of reporting, myself, I wholly agree with your subsequent statement: “It’s important that we ask questions even if some people don’t believe that they’re appropriate. They don’t have to answer them. But we have to ask them.”

I don’t agree, however, that your barb performed any journalistic function. As you well know, it was rhetorical, not a real question. In hope that you’ll find an opportunity to pose some genuine questions, here are few that spring readily to my mind:

1. Are your plans for influencing the 2008 election so foul that even you don’t dare put them into effect from within the White House, Karl?

2. What circuitous route have you guys worked out for keeping in touch, without more embarrassingly “lost” emails?

3. In that book you mean to write, Karl, will you finally take credit for the outing of Valerie Plame, the firing of all those prosecutors and the numerous elections you’ve helped to rig?

4. Have you guys set the date for Karl’s pardon yet?

Like you said, Bill, they don’t have to answer. But somebody needs to be asking.


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