An interesting exchange between Jack Cafferty and Rachel Marsden occurred on CNN yesterday while discussing Bush's new AG pick, Mukasey. Cafferty blasted Alberto Gonzalez over his role in dismantling our rule of law, including torture/waterboarding--here's what they said:
Cafferty: I think he's trying to tread a minefield that was laid down for him by that sycophantic little yes-weasle Alberto Gonzalez. He, who wrote the memos in secret saying the Geneva Conventions didn't apply to American when it came to enemy combatants, who wrote secret memos saying the President of the US didn't have to obey the FISA court laws when it came to spying on Americans. That kind of subterfuge of the American rule of law is an entirely separate issue from whether or not waterboarding is torture or whether or nor surveillance under these conditions or those conditions is a good idea.
And now Mr Mukasey can't say whether waterboarding is torture cause if he does, liability suddenly accrues for a whole lot of folks and who knows what the consequences are. Meanwhile, Gonzalez is wondering around happy as a clam. he out to be in jail for what he did. He didn't answer questions on Capitol hill, he didn't cooperate with the subpoenas, he couldn't remember anything when he was asked. And then he's allowed to resign and walk into the sunshine...
Mardsen: Well I think we do have to define torture. One man's torture is another man's CIA's sponsored swim lesson.
A swim lesson? OK, I had to find out about this Republican talker because she's obviously a bit off. And as we know, there is no such thing as a person being "too far right" in our media. Well. well. well...Why is CNN using a stalker? You see, as I googled Rachel Mardsen, I found some very interesting info on her. And here.
She was also escorted out of FOX:
SECURITY officers hastily escorted "Red Eye" contributor Rachel Marsden out of Fox News Channel's Midtown headquarters yesterday for bizarre and erratic behavior. "She's out of her [bleeping] mind. She was doing crazy stuff," a spy told us...
The 28–year–old woman who falsely accused a swim coach at Simon Fraser University of sexual harassment in the mid 1990s, now faces a charge of criminal harassment.
Rachel Marsden was arrested by Vancouver Police after a 52–year–old Vancouver man complained of being harassed by phone and e-mail. Police say the two had an intimate on–again, off–again relationship over the past 12 months.
But Constable Sarah Bloor says Marsden began making threatening phone calls and e-mails to the man between October 7 and November 12 of this year.
Marsden was held in custody overnight.
Rebecca Traister of Salon has a three page profile about her on Salon. From all the reports I'd have to deduce that she's one crazy gal and I have to ask CNN once again--why was she on The Situation Room?