Saturday, October 29, 2005

Would the Wilsons file suit against GW Bush?

Here's an interesting article laying out a case for Joe Wilson and his wife Valerie to file suit against the Bush administration. Civil suit that is.

Valerie Plame: The Bush Equivalent of Paula Jones? (By Stephen Pizzo, News for Real. Posted on alternet.org October 29, 2005.)

First, we are reminded of the late 1990's and the whole series of legal actions against Bill Clinton. One of the steps was Paula Jones filing suit against Clinton, establishing that a citizen can sue a sitting President, and also setting in motion the events leading to Clinton lieing about having had sex (in the Oval Office) with "that woman".

BTW, his statement about "had sexual relations with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky…?" did not happen under oath, but instead happened on national television while being interviewed on the PBS News Hour.

Anyway, with that background the Wilsons have ample reason to file suit, and ample justification to do so. And the contrast between Paula Jones and the Wilsons is delicious, given that both of them have long unblemished service records to this country.