Response to Glenn Garvin's,
"Liberals' darling strikes out?"

In the Miami Herald dated June 16, 2009, reporter Glenn Garvin reported that, "U.S. attorney Patrick Fitzgerald bullied witnesses, threw innocent people in jail and generally acted like J. Edgar Hoover on the trail of a commie spy".

I would imagine from the article that Glenn Garvin considers himself to be what is called a conservative. He used the term ''liberals'' and attached a negative connotation to it. It is a tactic that Republicans often use.Why do Republicans indulge in this tactic? Well, they indulge in this tactic because as far as the Republican Party and the Democratic Party are concerned, the members of the Democratic Party outnumber the members of the Republican Party. As a consequence Republicans use the term liberals to divide the Democratic Party.

Also, Republicans use the term conservatives to imply that if you count all the conservatives in the Republican Party and unite them with the conservatives in the Democrat Party then the conservatives would out number the liberals; that way they can steal elections like they did with George W. Bush's two terms. George W. never won a fair election. Both of his elections were tainted with fraud.

Al Gore did not lose the election during his presidential campaign because of hanging chads; he lost the election because of fraud, pure and simple. I think that he thought that he had a better chance of winning a lawsuit by claiming hanging chads. Obviously his thinking was flawed because he lost the lawsuit. I think he would have had a better chance by claiming fraud.

I recall watching the results that night and early morning of the tally. A camera man was in the room with George W. Bush, and Bush went on to claim that there was a miscount in Florida. And of course the tally was changed.

All Al Gore had to do was claim fraud in his suit. Since Al Gore and his team never mentioned fraud in his lawsuit, I was stunned when a judge in the case mentioned the word fraud, when he stated " no fraud existed in the case". It seemed as if the judge was partial to George W. Bush. The statement opened the door for Al Gore and his team to claim fraud, but Gore and his team did not take advantage of the opportunity.

There are two questions that he should have asked;

If Al Gore would have claimed fraud and put that reporter on the stand, he would have found out that, that reporter was working for Bush.

Claiming fraud would have served three purposes:

  1. It would have served the truth. It was not about hanging chads. It was about fraud. I bet if the shoe was on the other foot, the Republicans would have claimed fraud.
  2. Even if he would have lost the case, it would have served the public good because in all future elections the public would at least be aware of the possibility of fraud.
  3. As it stands, by claiming hanging chads and losing the case, Al Gore allowed for fraud to continue, because now fraud can occur with electronic machines, and the Democrats can not claim hanging chads.

It allows for fraud to continue because now the Republicans can say, "electronic machines are in place, therefore there can not be any fraud". It allows them to cheat with electronic machines. A perfect excuse. A perfect crime. Now when Republicans steal an election the loser can not claim hanging chads. Now the Republicans can steal elections, even though electronic machines are used, and now they can say, "there is no fraud because there are no hanging chads".

In Florida whenever the media says that the race is close, it is only a precursor to the Republicans stealing the election. Republicans are in control of the media. Being in control of the media is a tactic that the Republicans use. If a Democrat is ahead in the polls, the Republican run media will go to work and actually say that the race is very close. The media might say the candidates are separated by 4 percentage points, and the election can go either way, clearing the way for theft of an election.

Has anyone ever wondered why in Florida, the economy can be as bad as it is and the Republican governor can get rave reviews? Has anyone ever wondered why the Republicans control the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate when the economy is so bad? Has anybody ever wondered how the Republicans can control the Florida House of Representatives, and the Florida Senate when funding for education is dismal; with teachers being cut, teachers can not get raises, and funding for students cut.

George W. Bush was elected through theft, and the Republican Party is able to control the vote count in any state and steal any election in the United States of America.

Glenn Garvin said that when U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald was investigating the leak of the name of a CIA officer, he "bullied witnesses".

That reminds me of what Kenneth Starr did to Monica Lewinski. I recall that she was questioned for approximately four hours at a hotel, and was not allowed to leave although she was not under arrest. She was held hostage.

Any way, Garvin went on to say, "Fitzgerald spent three years and almost $3 Million and in the end couldn't even prove the leaker broke the law". Garvin went on to say that Richard Armitage a State Department official, "confessed the leak to Fitztgerald almost immediately". What Garvin failed to stipulate is that Fitzpatrick realized that Armitage was covering for someone else.

Garvin went on to mention that, "Fitzpatrick inflicted huge legal bills on Bush staffers who would never be charged and even jailing New York Times reporter Judith Miller for three months although she'd never written a word about the case". Garvin never did say why Miller was jailed. I am inquisitive. She was jailed for a reason. Was it obstruction of justice?

Garvin went on to say that Fitzgerald "strikes out".

Garvin never mentioned Irve Lewis "Scooter" Libby was indicted on federal charges of obstruction and perjury resulting from the grand jury investigation into the leak of the covert identity of Central Intelligence Agency officer Valerie Plame. As a result Libby was convicted on four of five xonunts in the indictment: one count of obstruction of justice two counts of perjury' and one count of making false statements to federal investigators.

On June 5, 2007,judge Reggie B. Walton sentenced Libby to 30 months in federal prison, a fine of $250,000, and two years of supervised released including 400 hours of community service, and ordered Libby to begin his sentence immediately. On July 2, 2007, when Libby's appeal of Judge Walton's order failed, George W. Bush commuted Libby's prison term.

It is quite possible that Bush commuted Libby's prison term because, Libby was covering up for and protecting such higer ups such as Dick Cheney, and George W. Bush.

Glenn Garvin, The Miami Herald, June 16, 2009.

Frederick Bryant
October 18, 2009