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cheap Canada Goose Ann Coulter Lie 1: “Everyone in Washington knew (Plame) was a CIA agent.” Coulter didn’t provide any source for that claim. I guess we were supposed to be so dazzled by her wit she kept calling Plame “Flame” that we wouldn’t care about something as dry as the facts. Then she reported that Plame’s neighbors told the investigators that they didn’t know canada goose outlet ottawa she was a CIA agent. “That’s a lie and it’s a crime to lie,” she said jubilantly, again without any corroboration. She wore an ostentatious cross that stood out against her black (tight, of course) sweater all the while she repeatedly demonstrated such un Christianlike behavior. (See Media Matters’ excellent post which details the evidence pointing away from Coulter’s claim that Plame was not under cover.) cheap Canada Goose

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Coulter lie 2: Coulter who has to be the world’s giddiest “pundit” (which I’d say grossly overstates her knack for anything other than self aggrandisement) gigglingly said, “If. what happened was Rove or Scooter Libby whom I didn’t even know existed until 10 minutes ago it’s as if the Bush Administration would come crumbling down when some functionary at the White House no one had heard of is indicted No, I don’t think so.” She paused to allow the audience to admire her wit.

canada goose deals Comment: Surely Coulter knows that neither Rove nor LIbby is just “some functionary” at the White House but key members of the Bush Administration. canada goose deals

Next came the attack against the prosecutor for being “overzealous:” Colson said “Probably what’s going to happen is and prosecutors are famous for doing this is you put the person through the meat grinder of the investigation, the grand jury will do anything the canada goose outlet buffalo prosecutor wants, and then you get ’em on spitting on the sidewalk or some lesser charge.” Later, he said, “If you drag an investigation out over two years, you can always get somebody on a conflict of testimony.”

canadian goose jacket Unfortunately, Kirsten Powers did not directly rebut the entirely predictable (and if nothing else, that crowd is predictable) talking points. Why didn’t she say, canada goose outlet woodbury for example, that if Rove and/or LIbby outed a CIA agent, it’s a serious crime, canada goose outlet about which Bush 41 stated, “I have nothing but contempt and anger for those who betray the trust canada goose jacket outlet by exposing the name of our sources. They are, canada goose jacket uk in my view, the most insidious of traitors?” I can only conclude Powers was not adequately prepared. canadian goose jacket

canada goose clearance sale When it was Alan Colmes’ turn, Coulter started in with her cutesy canada goose jacket outlet uk flirtsy behavior that she always exhibits around him. Thank goodness, he didn’t canada goose outlet hong kong play along buy canada goose uk last night. Colmes began a sentence by saying that we don’t know if a crime canada goose discount uk was committed or canada goose outlet uk not. canada goose clearance sale

Canada Goose Jackets Coulter interrupted. “But we did go to war with Iraq and you guys are ticked off about it. Ahahaha” (Comment: So are the majority of Americans, hahaha.) Canada Goose Jackets

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Coulter lies 3 5 plus a bonus of ethnic and other insults: “The reason Valerie canada goose outlet shop Flame’s (sic) name was mentioned was because Wilson was going around pumping himself up as a White House insider sent by Dick Cheney. Who sent him? Oh, his wife sent him. She wanted to get him out of the house. Hahahaha.” (Colmes didn’t laugh.)

Comment: In fact, Wilson said “agency officials” sent him to Niger and it is a matter of dispute whether or not his wife suggested him for the trip. (See the Media Matters report for more info.) Once again, this is information that canada goose outlet online uk Powers should canada goose outlet london have had ready but never mentioned.

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Colmes complained that all she does is “namecalling.”

canada goose coats Coulter in her cutesy/pouty/aren’t I clever voice said, “No, I’m not, I’m stating facts.” canada goose coats

buy canada goose jacket Sean Hannity’s Lies 1 4: “Was it unethical for somebody that has such a left wing agenda and no credentials lke Joe Wilson. who had no credentials, no background, no business to lie about the influence of his wife in getting him in this particular case?” As Media Matters wrote: “Wilson possessed extensive diplomatic experience, had specialized in Africa during most of his career, and had taken a similar trip to Niger in 1999 to investigate possible purchases by Iran.” The links in that post detail Wilson’s long and distinguished diplomatic career serving both Republican and Democrat administrations. buy canada goose jacket

canada goose store Comment: Hannity’s canada goose outlet nyc question implies that it would have been ethical for Wilson to lie if had better credentials and wasn’t a left winger. Freudian slip? canada goose store

Canada Goose Outlet Sean Hannity then turned to his security blanket defense Bill Clinton. “If all these liberal reports are correct canada goose womens outlet about this being about omission or a lack of recollection (Comment: Aren’t the conservatives the ones saying that?), if that’s all true, let me go through the list just quickly. Bill Clinton said the following in his deposition.” Canada Goose Outlet

Once again, FOX News regular Powers should have canada goose outlet reviews expected this but she fell for the bait and switched her focus to Clinton.

buy canada goose jacket cheap Colson, a born again Christian ended the segment with another lie: “Every administration as far back as anybody can remember in history has tried to stop its opponents. This administration had every reason to try to stop Joe Wilson. He was holding himself out to be something he wasn’t. What they did was absolutely correct.” buy canada goose jacket cheap.

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