Friday, July 14, 2006


* war-room:
"The (plame) suit seeks an unspecified amount of compensatory and punitive damages. Although cases are assigned to judges randomly, it's likely that the civil suit will be deemed a "related case" to the Libby prosecution and moved into the courtroom of U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton, who could decide to postpone any proceedings in it pending the outcome of Libby's criminal trial. "

* FP:
Think building an impermeable wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is a pipe dream? Not so, says Rep. Steve King (R-IA). In fact, he's "designed" one of his own. King grew up in what he calls a "law enforcement family." So he presumably knows a thing or two about illegality. And Tuesday, when he took to the House floor to talk about immigration - the illegal kind - King carried with him a model of the wall he has engineered, presumably in his spare time. Reports The Hill:
But it got really interesting when King broke out the mock electrical wiring: "I also say we need to do a few other things on top of that wall, and one of them being to put a little bit of wire on top here to provide a disincentive for people to climb over the top."

He added, "We could also electrify this wire with the kind of current that would not kill somebody, but it would be a discouragement for them to be fooling around with it. We do that with livestock all the time."


No comments: