hard heads soft hearts

a scratch pad for half-formed thoughts by a liberal political junkie who's nobody special. ''Hard Heads, Soft Hearts'' is the title of a book by Princeton economist Alan Blinder, and tends to be a favorite motto of neoliberals, especially liberal economists.

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Friday, June 14, 2002

"On October 8, 1992, [Attorney General] Barr sent one
of his assistants to a top-level meeting attended by
Robert Mueller, the head of the Justice Department's
Criminal Division, FBI assistant director Larry Potts,
and several senior FBI officials. At that point, the
[Jean L. Lewis] Madison Guaranty referral was
definitely a matter of active interest at Justice. The
next day, FBI Headquarters sent a telex to its Little
Rock field office, ordering agents there to review
Jean Lewis's criminal referral and report in writing
by October 16--less than three weeks before the 1992
presidential election."

reread that portion of THOTP. It concerns the attempts
of the Bushies to bully the Little Rock FBI to
investigate Whitewater.

Don't you think the Senate should ask Mueller about
his involvement in Whitewate, if any, and his
involvement in this meeting?

I was willing to give Mueller the benefit of the
doubt. But hey, he was highly recommended by
*Ashcroft*. Mueller still might be a basically good
guy, but these questions should be asked.