Pickle last week released a report detailing how two Republican staffers, who have both since left their jobs, exploited computer security weaknesses to access more than 4,600 documents. Republicans and Democrats alike have condemned the staffers' actions as improper, but they say prosecutors must decide whether actual crimes were committed....
Lawyers representing one of the former aides who took the documents, Manuel Miranda, released two lengthy documents criticizing Pickle's report. They said Miranda was a whistle-blower, not a thief, taking advantage of a computer security glitch to fulfill his duty to further the president's agenda on the judiciary.
Thursday, March 11, 2004
When crime is noble
Well, we know Republicans aren't Robin Hood fans with him engaging in class warfare by robbing the rich to give to the poor. In fact, in Republican folk lore he would be the bad guy. Once upon a time, Fox News show host, and former convicted felon, Oliver North proudly stood before Congress and explained how his crimes were heroic. Now we see the little bastards who pilfered Dem memos making similar claims. When is crime noble? Apparently when it advances a Republican president's agenda.