Wednesday, January 21, 2009
More Good News: Pelosi Open to Prosecution of Bush Administration Officials
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is receptive to the idea of prosecuting some Bush administration officials, while letting others who are accused of misdeeds leave office without prosecution, she told Chris Wallace in an interview on "FOX News Sunday."
"I think you look at each item and see what is a violation of the law and do we even have a right to ignore it," the California Democrat said. "And other things that are maybe time that is spent better looking to the future rather than to the past."
Her position is very reasonable. Crimes should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and ignoring crime to preserve comity is a disservice to the nation. Of course, it wouldn't hurt if prosecuting a few Bush administration officials kept the rapid dog wing of the Democratic party happy.