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Clinton Pal Blocks Hillary Phone Records

From those seekers of the truth at the Associated Press:

US Judge: Wait your turn for Clinton phone records

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge refused to rush the release of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s phone records from her days as first lady and, in doing so Tuesday, offered a conservative watchdog group a manners lesson straight from the playground.

Judicial Watch had asked for the records under the Freedom of Information Act, then sued to have them released immediately. Librarians for the Clinton presidential library in Little Rock, Ark., said there was a tremendous backlog. Fulfilling the Judicial Watch request first, the library argued, would mean skipping over other requests.

“Judicial Watch must abide by the kindergarten commandment to wait one’s turn,” U.S. District Judge James Robertson said.

Robertson said the librarians were doing their job diligently and there was no evidence that the National Archives, which runs presidential libraries, was stalling the request.

Robertson said he would put the lawsuit on hold for one year.

“The overworked librarian who must slowly process this information line-by-line is owed no less deference than the anxious requester who must wait in line for the results, even if the democratic process is slowly mooting the very purpose of the request,” Robertson wrote.

What a knee-slapper. Surely such a witticism warranted its own story from the Associated Press.

The same AP that is such a champion of the people’s right to know — unless of course it is something detrimental about their Democrat masters.

Of course the Clintons and their minions have managed to drag out the release of these records until it is hardly relevant. But still, shouldn’t we get this material? Aren’t they the property of the taxpayers?

Moreover, one wonders what similarly clever retorts the judge has made to the ACLU? One suspects not many, since they are on the same side.

For the AP somehow neglected to mention that Judge James Robertson was appointed a United States District Judge by Bill Clinton in 1994.

They forgot to note that he is the selfsame legal Solon who threw out Ken Starr’s charges against the Clinton’s bag man and fall guy, Web Hubbell and who has protected many other Clinton cronies over the years.

Moreover, Mr. Robertson is also the same heroic judge who resigned from the FISA court in a self-righteous hissy fit protest.

Lastly, but not leastly, Judge Robertson is the also same legal hero who gave us the Hamdan ruling, which provides the Gitmo bravos Constitutional rights.

But why should the AP bother its readers with such meaningless details?

Like Mr. Robertson, the AP knows its priorities.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, May 21st, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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