The Libertarian Party Comes Unglued

It's quite understandable for the parties out of power to criticize the one(s) in power. And, since they're the third-largest political party in the United States, it's also understandable for them to criticize even "the lesser of two evils". But let's not throw the baby out with the bath water.

When it comes to the abuses of what the esteemed Vox Day refers to as the "bi-factional ruling party", we stand shoulder-to-shouder with our fellow Libertarians. However, we must not only respectfully disagree with their call for Karl Rove's head on a platter, we have to wonder what they've been smoking lately.

As the esteemed Neal Boortz so astutely points out, Karl Rove has broken no law. In order to have violated the law, it must be proven that:

A) Valerie Plame was an undercover CIA operative. She was not. (Considering that even her family, friends, and neighbors knew that she worked for the CIA, that wasn't much of a cover.)

B) Karl Rove knew that she was an undercover operative. Since she was not, he couldn't have. QED.

C) Karl Rove referred to Valerie Plame by name (Matthew Cooper says he didn't).

D) The CIA was actively trying to keep her identity a secret. (They weren't.)

E) Rove would have to find out that she was an undercover operative. Obviously, since she wasn't, he didn't.

In light of the bumper crop of sour grapes they've been toting around, it's easy to understand that the Democrats want something done about Rove, preferably something nasty. He did, after all, help engineer Bush's two wins over them. But, since they're supposed to be the party of principle, we expect better of the Libertarians.

In our own humble opinion, the efforts of the LP would be better spent demanding an answer to the question of why Judith Miller is still sitting in jail.


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