Monday, July 28, 2008

Monica Goodling Investigation

A quick read of the Monica Goodling report shows some interesting information.

For example, Secretary of State Rice is too liberal for the DoJ:

Several candidates interviewed by Goodling told us they believed that her question about identifying their favorite Supreme Court Justice, President, or legislator was an attempt to determine the candidates’ political beliefs. For example, one candidate reported that after he stated he admired Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Goodling “frowned” and commented, “but she’s pro-choice.”


Also, the Lexis query used to run background checks:


[First name of a candidate]! and pre/2 [last name of a candidate] w/7 bush or gore or republican! or democrat! or charg! or accus! or criticiz! or blam! or defend! or iran contra or clinton or spotted owl or florida recount or sex! or controvers! or racis! or fraud! or investigat! or bankrupt! or layoff! or downsiz! or PNTR or NAFTA or outsourc! or indict! or enron or kerry or iraq or wmd! or arrest! or intox! or fired
or sex! or racis! or intox! or slur! or arrest! or fired or controvers! or abortion! or gay! or homosexual! or gun! or firearm!


Now I know what words to label my posts with....

2 comments:

Brian said...

Yeah, I heard about this on NPR today. It's pretty sad/funny/ridiculous/not unexpected.

m said...

My favorite is the "blam!" one. I know it is a root expander for blame/blaming/etc, but I read it like the 1960's bat man sound effect. BLAM! POW! POP!

Figures the justice department would oppose Batman.

Vote Harvey Dent