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Ben Affleck: Bush Can Be Hung for 'Leaks' in Plamegate
National Ledger ^ | April 9, 2006 | Josh Hart

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.

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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:

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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?”

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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.

--Josh Hart

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalledger.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: California; US: Massachusetts; War on Terror
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What a maroon! Shut up and keep making crappy box office failures...
1 posted on 04/09/2006 5:41:47 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04

Ben Who?


2 posted on 04/09/2006 5:42:29 PM PDT by Ptarmigan (Ptarmigans will rise again!)
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To: gopwinsin04

Ban Affleck can be hung for being an idiot. Fortunately for him, we only hang people in this country for bad acting ...


uh-oh Ben!


3 posted on 04/09/2006 5:42:57 PM PDT by SittinYonder (That's how I saw it, and see it still.)
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To: gopwinsin04

No, no.....

You just keep talkin', Ben...


4 posted on 04/09/2006 5:43:51 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily, Apply Sparingly.)
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To: gopwinsin04

Ben A. Flake.


5 posted on 04/09/2006 5:44:10 PM PDT by Rocko (Post No Bills)
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To: gopwinsin04

Well if Ben Afflack said it it must carry some weight.

Afflack!


6 posted on 04/09/2006 5:44:20 PM PDT by mylife ( The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: gopwinsin04

Well then, get used to "President Cheney".


7 posted on 04/09/2006 5:44:24 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: gopwinsin04

What an idiot


8 posted on 04/09/2006 5:44:39 PM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: gopwinsin04

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).


9 posted on 04/09/2006 5:44:54 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Bob Taft for Impeachment)
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To: SittinYonder

Too bad Ben can't write a script without Damon, pretty soon he will be back in a crappy one room apartment in Boston.


10 posted on 04/09/2006 5:45:01 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04

11 posted on 04/09/2006 5:45:03 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (What is is about "illegal" you don't understand?)
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12 posted on 04/09/2006 5:45:18 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: gopwinsin04

Just another pompous Hollywood moron who proves that emotion overrides facts. Stick to acting, Ben, however boring that is.


13 posted on 04/09/2006 5:46:08 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: gopwinsin04

He should just stick to acting in those funny insurance commercials! What...that's not him? Nevermind.


14 posted on 04/09/2006 5:46:39 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (How inna heck can I wash my neck, when it ain't gonna rain no more - (wishful thinking!))
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That sounds a hell of a lot like A THREAT.
15 posted on 04/09/2006 5:46:55 PM PDT by SteveMcKing
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You can be hanged for that, not hung.

I'm sure Bush is already well hung.

16 posted on 04/09/2006 5:48:25 PM PDT by Publius
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To: gopwinsin04

Good grief! Who cares a flip what this guy thinks.


17 posted on 04/09/2006 5:48:46 PM PDT by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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Isn't Afleck the duck that keeps saying it's name on those commercials...? What do ducks know about politics anyway?
18 posted on 04/09/2006 5:50:36 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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19 posted on 04/09/2006 5:50:44 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04

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.


20 posted on 04/09/2006 5:50:46 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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