Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Fwd: A new special counsel? By Mike Huckabee

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Today's Commentary:  A new special counsel? -- HuffPo scrambles to distance themselves -- The Pig likes it



Law Professor Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit is the latest legal expert to call on special counsel Robert Mueller to resign in accordance with federal regulations requiring the disqualification of special counsels with serious conflicts of interest.

Mueller continues to refuse to acknowledge that his impartiality has been fatally compromised by his close relationship to his lead witness James Comey. President Trump could fire Mueller, but as Prof. Reynolds notes, that would spark a predictable firestorm of outrage from the media. So Reynolds offers a third alternative: the Attorney General could appoint a second special counsel to take over the obstruction of justice investigation, the area where Mueller is compromised.

While that might solve the technical legal issue, I can't help thinking that it would be the perfect illustration of what's wrong with Washington in 2017. We already have one special prosecutor wasting millions of taxpayer dollars investigating nonexistent Russia collusion and obstruction of justice. How could we improve on that? How about with two special counsels wasting twice as much taxpayer money investigating one nonexistent scandal apiece?

It seems that special counsels are like amoeba: cut one in half, and you just end up with two of them.

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CNN recommits to "independence" ha ha ha

By Mike Huckabee

Laugh of the Day: Maybe the Time Warner stockholders weren't laughing, but in response to a charge at their shareholders' meeting of obvious political bias at CNN, CEO Jeff Bewkes told them that CNN is "trying to keep it balanced and fair" and recommitted to an attempt "to be independent."

The shareholders' meeting happened to take place one day after Republicans were targeted at baseball practice by a rifle-wielding leftist. Have you noticed a change in the tone at CNN since Bewkes made that commitment to his investors? I realize it hasn't been long, but they seem to be going full-tilt, as usual, against the Trump administration by gleefully passing along unconfirmed leaks that first appeared in the New York Times, another bastion of accuracy and objectivity. Any change is bound to be pathetically short-lived, the journalistic equivalent of a "moment of silence."

Major news organizations operate under the assumption that if they tell us something, even with no evidence to back it up, we are to take it seriously. At this point, we know that's just one more thing they're wrong about. And when CNN defends itself as trying to be "balanced and fair," we can take that for what it is –- a joke.

Apparently, he said this with a straight face.

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The Pig Likes It

By Mike Huckabee

Blogger Andrew Klavan argues that the interruption of Shakespeare in the Park's anti-Trump "Julius Caesar" by rightwing activists was "wrong in every way." It's garnered some support from conservatives who are sick of being the left's punching bag and think it was just giving them a taste of the own medicine by using their disruptive tactics against them. But Klavan argues that the protesters interfered with the leftist producers' free speech rights, just as campus protesters do to conservative speakers. Klavan isn't opposed to conservatives defending themselves against liberal attacks, but he argues that conservatives are supposed to defend free speech. If we shout it down, then we're betraying our own principles. Read the entire thing at the link, and then feel free to give your opinion in the comments.

Granted, it's tempting to lower your high ideals at least a little, particularly when the other side has sunk sooooo low. And one can't help but be a bit amused at the booing of the crowd, upset that a classic play that had been perverted to make a cheap political point was interrupted by people making a political point -- particularly when the same liberal New York theater crowd had cheered the cast of "Hamilton" for hectoring the Vice President from the stage with their own political opinions. You have to expect that if you take off the gloves and start hitting your opponent with a baseball bat, at some point, he'll stop following the Marquis of Queensbury rules and fight dirty back.

But personally, I believe in the principle of "I may not agree with what you say, but I'll defend your right to say it – and then argue with you about it." I also believe in the old saying: "Never wrestle with a pig. You just end up covered with mud, and the pig likes it."

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