Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Sauce for the Goose

As noted by Bryan at Why Now? via American Street and Bloomberg News, Joseph Wilson is contemplating suing the Bush administration.

In an interview yesterday, Wilson said that once the criminal questions are settled, he and his wife may file a civil lawsuit against Bush, Cheney and others seeking damages for the alleged harm done to Plame’s career.

If they do so, the current state of the law makes it likely that the suit will be allowed to proceed — and Bush and Cheney will face questioning under oath — while they are in office. The reason for that is a unanimous 1997 U.S. Supreme Court decision ruling that Paula Jones’ sexual harassment suit against then-President Bill Clinton could go forward immediately, a decision that was hailed by conservatives at the time.

Add me to the list of those who will be laughing hysterically when the righties get all worked up over this if it goes forward.