Al Gore: Defender of Law and Order...
Regareding the ex-Vice President/Current mental patient's comments on Preident Bush "knowingly and repeatedly violating the law" with regards to NSA wiretaps, I say, Al should know illegal behavior when he sees it. He was surrounded by it as Vice (and "vice" is the operative word) President and even indulged in a bit of it himself.
Al Gore was witness to, or should have known about:
Bill Clinton's littany of "allegations" about rape, sexual assault, sexual harrassment, misuse of campaign funds, accepting bribes from foreign governments or agents thereof. There are the controversies surrounding something like 54 "Arkancides" (i.e. the surprising number of people who have turned up dead after being involved with the Clintons in one way or another), the allegationsof murder and tampering with evidence in the cases of Ron Brown and Vince Foster. There is also the use of the FBI, IRS and a ton of other government-type alphabet soup agencies against political opponents.
Hilary's record of alleged crimes is somewhat tame in comparison, but include withholding evidence, destroying evidence, securities fraud, real estate fraud, misappropriation of campaign funds, filing false documents with the SEC and FEC. How about 900 FBI files int he hands of an ex-bar bouncer that no one remembers hiring, files on Republicans and other potential political rivals/enemies, by the way. Wonder how much those files revealed about the opposition and how it was used against them (particularly when impeachment time rolled around).
Let's also not forget Janet Reno who has the deaths of 80 people in a conflagration shown on national television after an abortive assault upon a church, complete with dead ATF agents, tanks, helicopters and the belated admission of the use of pyrotechnic devices after 5 years of denials. Let's throw in the use of Federal agents to facilitate the kidnapping of a 7 year old child (again, shown on national television) in order to placate a certain Carribean dictator.
How about Jamie Gorelick (which is both her name and an intimation of what her role was in the government, perhaps) and her repeated efforts to stonewall the 9/11 Commission, to destroy or hide evidence before the Commission and her role in the creation of the policies that helped lead to the events of 9/11.
Let's not forget Sandy Berger, he of the stuffed pants, who destroyed, stole,and doctored government documents that were supposed to be given to the 9/11 Commission.
There is a long list of minor, but important, co-conspirators in all of this: Web Hubble, Susan MacDougal, MacDougal's husband (whose name eludes me for thje moment) Craig Livingstone (who has disappeared as conveniently as he was hired), a host of private investigators, etc.
Let's not forget Al's little dalliances with activities that didn't pass the smell test, like calling for a recount in areas where he was sure there were more votes, and not just in the whole state of Florida. How about taking his election loss into the law courts (which delayed the implementation of the Bush Administration and which may have contributed to the multi-agency confusion implicated in the 9/11 attack).
Yes, AL Gore certainly knows lawbreaking when he sees it. What he doesn't see is hypocrisy. But then again, narcissism is a serious mental illness that blinds one to his own shortcomings.
Tipper, honey, please get him some help. And keep him away from the TV cameras.