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.'

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.'

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