Monica Goodling's Opening Statement

Here is Monica Goodling's opening statement, via Think Progress, which has both the video and transcript.

Christy at Firedoglake is live-blogging. You can watch the live webcast here.

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    So far (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by naschkatze on Wed May 23, 2007 at 11:46:20 AM EST
    my impression is that the Republicans are stroking her with a velvet glove and the Democrats don't have any balls.

    Gross (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by squeaky on Wed May 23, 2007 at 11:57:20 AM EST
     a wolf in sheeps clothing. hope she fries.....  too bad they gave her immunity cause I don't imagine that she will provide anything but sugar coated BS.

    I had to stop watching (none / 0) (#5)
    by Militarytracy on Wed May 23, 2007 at 03:07:09 PM EST
    Too much sugar coated BS upsets my stomach.  Wouldn't it have been great though having Monica as your best friend and having to explain yourselves to the principal?  I always picked the wrong friends and we joylessly fried together.

    Waste of Immunity (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by squeaky on Wed May 23, 2007 at 03:10:33 PM EST
    Obvioulsy lying (withholding). What a surprise.
    Wouldn't it have been great though having Monica as your best friend....

    No, I am sure that she would have stabbed me in the back.


    Well, I take that back (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by naschkatze on Wed May 23, 2007 at 12:01:11 PM EST
    It looks as if some of the women (Jackson Lee, Waters) do have some balls.

    Caging (none / 0) (#4)
    by Molly Bloom on Wed May 23, 2007 at 12:56:20 PM EST
    Did Moncia testify that the GOP has been violating the 1986 Consent Decree?

    The consent decrees that resulted prohibited the party from engaging in anti-fraud initiatives that target minorities or conduct mail campaigns to 'compile voter challenge lists.'"

    See also this WaPo 2004 article


    Can you say conspiracy? (5.00 / 1) (#8)
    by Johnbo on Thu May 24, 2007 at 02:08:59 AM EST
    I'm getting increasingly frustrated because, even at this late date after numerous articles from some serious journalists, very few people are connecting the dots that show that the attorney firing scandal is only a small part of a much bigger picture - the full-frontal assault on the voting process by political operatives of the Bush Administration.  

    That assault includes the well-documented irregularities in recent elections and the politicization of the Federal Election Commission as part of the pattern of the partisan high jacking of not only the Justice Department but the election process.  

    Tim Griffin was put in place in Arkansas because of his background of election dirty tricks including using "caging" to remove African-American voters from the roles.  Most of the attorneys replaced or that were considered to be replaced either were "guilty" of not pursuing voter "fraud" or were in swing states where the new appointees could be useful in future elections.  And, this doesn't even scratch the surface of all the the irregularities - especially in Ohio - that WEREN'T investigated.

    Please, people.  We need to quit calling this an "attorney firing" scandal and call it what it is - a full-frontal attack on the election system of the United States.  We need a special prosecutor and we need to see some people pay for this - and I don't mean just lose their jobs.

    And why was she given immunity? (5.00 / 1) (#9)
    by ltgesq on Thu May 24, 2007 at 07:29:29 AM EST
    Why was this lying witch given immunity to begin with?  All she is doing is covering her own rear with the immunized testimony, and preventing any future conviction from sticking.

    I knew it was a mistake to immunize her.  They should have subpeonaed her, and forced her to take the 5th on every question.  This isn't a courtroom, no one's rights are violated by a witness taking the 5th in public.

    The people running this stuff are driving me out of my mind.

    "I Crossed the Line" (none / 0) (#7)
    by squeaky on Wed May 23, 2007 at 09:16:17 PM EST
    C & L has a great little clip of Goodling admiting to breaking the law.