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Posted on 04/09/2006 5:41:46 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
Ben Affleck: Bush Can Be Hung for 'Leaks' in Plamegate By Josh Hart Apr 9, 2006
Actor Ben Affleck suggested this weekend on 'Real Time with Bill Maher' that President Bush probably leaked Valerie Plame's name and so if he did, you can be hung for that! That's treason!
The would be politician and Democrat went through this exchange according to News Busters that gives a brief and rough transcript on how Mr. Affleck came to this conclusion.
The panel guests were Senator Joe Biden (D-DE) who was quite humorous as he let loose with some funny four-quotes. Bill Sammon of the Washington Examiner was on as well.
Here's the exchange:
Bill Sammon, Washington Examiner: A lot of critics are conflating the two and are saying that because Bush disclosed this piece of information, they're implying that Bush leaked the name.
Ben Affleck: He probably also leaked the name. There's just no proof of that.
Sammon: Even the prosecutor, even Fitzgerald is saying Bush didn't leak the name. So let's be clear, Bush didn't leak Valerie Plame's name -- not that we know of.
Affleck: Because if he did, you can be hung for that! That's treason!
Bill Maher: That is treason.
Affleck: You could be killed. That's not a joking around Tom DeLay 'I'll do a year, I bribed the state officials with corporate money.' That's like they shoot you in the battlefield for doing that. Don't you think we should find out who leaked that name?
Affleck did not come off well during the exchange or the rest of the program.
He seemed to be trying way too hard to look like the smartest guy on the panel. It didn't work well, but his quote made a forgettable 'Real Time' grab some headlines.
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Ban Affleck can be hung for being an idiot. Fortunately for him, we only hang people in this country for bad acting ...
You just keep talkin', Ben...
Ben A. Flake.
Well if Ben Afflack said it it must carry some weight.
Well then, get used to "President Cheney".
What an idiot
I don't see politicians giving film reviews. Yet these Hollywood types give their opinions on politics.
We pay them to entertain us, so they should keep their politics to themselves (and the ballot boxes).
Too bad Ben can't write a script without Damon, pretty soon he will be back in a crappy one room apartment in Boston.
Just another pompous Hollywood moron who proves that emotion overrides facts. Stick to acting, Ben, however boring that is.
He should just stick to acting in those funny insurance commercials! What...that's not him? Nevermind.
I'm sure Bush is already well hung.
Good grief! Who cares a flip what this guy thinks.
More bloodthirsty but carefully ambiguous incitement from another Hollywood leftist. They're just hoping some unhinged leftist dupe will actually act on these fantasies. B***ards.
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