Holder's 'State-of-Mind' Defense Wasn't Adequate for Scooter Libby
No one died when Scooter Libby was convicted of obstructing justice. His defense was that he didn't recall or mis-remembered a key conversation with Tim Russert. Certainly this was his "state-of-mind" when giving testimony that was deemed false. Why didn't Eric Holder's "state of mind" defense concerning his misleading congressional testimony over "Fast and Furious" gun-walking program -- which did lead to the killing of a federal agent (and perhaps many Mexicans) -- also work for Mr. Libby? Consistency in applying the law is apparently not so important to liberals.
Apropos of this, I noticed this telling quote from John Edwards in the story contemporaneous with the Libby conviction linked to above:
'Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards told Chris Matthews on MSNBC's "Hardball" that Libby "absolutely should not be pardoned."
"This is a situation where he has been convicted of a crime committed as part of his official responsibilities and working for the vice president," he said Tuesday. "He absolutely should not be pardoned. There should be accountability.'