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Monday, August 29, 2005

Governor Ernie Fletcher: The Rule of Law Does Not Apply to Republicans in Kentucky

In the ongoing corruption parade on the right, Governor Fletcher pardoned everybody except himself in the ongoing criminal investigation into violations of Kentucky's merit system rules. Josh has the details including an excellent link to the BlueGrassReport. Many on the left are suggesting Fletcher made a mistake as those pardoned can no longer invoke the Fifth Amendment to keep from testifying against Fletcher. However, they are overlooking the fact that the prosecution actually loses the more critical tool in investigations like this, the ability to cut plea deals with the smaller players to get the person at the top --- Governor Fletcher himself.

There can be no doubt this trade off was carefully considered.

Now those pardoned can stand up and take the blame for any violations and face no consequence while distancing Fletcher from the violations. Who really doesn't think these people won't do this to save the very same man who saved them?

Being a Republican in this day and age is not about principles, its about being a team player. Play by those rules and the rewards will flow. Violate them and be cast out and smeared unmercilessly.

1 Comments:

  • Macswain:

    You write:

    "Being a Republican in this day and age is not about principles, its about being a team player. Play by those rules and the rewards will flow. Violate them and be cast out and smeared unmercilessly."

    I, for one, couldn't agree more. RC

    By Anonymous Richard Clarke, at 9:59 AM  

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