December 02, 2009

Barbara Boxer: Lincoln's Assassination in Ford's Theater Was Really About Whether or Not Booth Got His Gun Legally

The key to being a liberal Senator seems to be the ability to ignore the body on the ground in order to whine about the origins of the smoking gun.

Enjoy Senator Barbara Boxer's warped brand of climate change fraud denial:

Leaked e-mails allegedly undermining climate change science should be treated as a criminal matter, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said Wednesday afternoon.

Boxer, the top Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said that the recently released e-mails, showing scientists allegedly overstating the case for climate change, should be treated as a crime.

"You call it 'Climategate'; I call it 'E-mail-theft-gate,'" she said during a committee meeting. "Whatever it is, the main issue is, Are we facing global warming or are we not? I'm looking at these e-mails, that, even though they were stolen, are now out in the public."

She's far more concerned about catching the (probable) insider that released the information to the public than dealing with the very real probability that the cult of man-made global warming is based upon fraudulent, manipulated, and politicized data.

It takes quite a woman to stick her head in the sand while it's still up her own butt, but Babs seems to be capable of that, if very little else.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at December 2, 2009 08:50 PM

If she had said the same thing about Sarah Palin's e-mails I might believe her.

Posted by: vinnie at December 2, 2009 10:10 PM

Apart from that Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?

Posted by: Will Butler at December 2, 2009 11:07 PM

I hope she shoots the messenger with a legally purchased weapon!

Posted by: Sif at December 2, 2009 11:38 PM

I think some one should take a look at the Boxer family stock portfolio. My guess is that she has a lot invested in green equities.

Posted by: Jack at December 3, 2009 01:10 AM

So she wanted the relavant US criminal code read into the record.

The "theft" was in the UK from a UK institution. The date was first posted on a Russian server.

Does she have any evidence that the "crime" took place in the US or that that the "criminal" was a US citizen? I doubt it.

Ergo, she is claiming extraterritoriality for the US government. The laws she writes will be obeyed throughout the world. Her writ will carry everywhere.

Humble, isn't she?

Posted by: Whitehall at December 3, 2009 10:30 AM

Wonder if she's up for a treason prosecution for those who leaked the classified info to the NYT?

Posted by: SDN at December 3, 2009 10:50 AM

she has less value to society than a crack whore.

Posted by: rumcrook® at December 3, 2009 12:05 PM

Shades of the leaked memo from the Democrattic side of the supposedly non-partisan Senate Select Committee for Intelligence. The memo laid out the Democrats intention to use intelligence for political purposes.

The furore from the Dems and media was so great about the confidentiality of the committee being breached. The politicing of intelligence information - not so much.

Posted by: davod at December 3, 2009 05:36 PM
The head of the UN's climate science body says claims that UK scientists manipulated data on global warming should be investigated.

Dr Rajendra Pachauri, head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), said the matter could not be swept "under the carpet".

I guess you can’t subvert the investigation from the outside. Posted by: Neo at December 4, 2009 12:26 PM

Thank goodness for her there is all that case law from the hundreds who were prosecuted for providing liberal rags with classified information over the last several decades.

Posted by: DoorHold at December 6, 2009 11:23 AM