If Joe Biden is still saving jobs, he should stop saving one for Patrick J. Fitzgerald. While I am sure he is a nice and earnest man, he is a horrible prosecutor. He first came to my attention with the Valerie Plame Affair – we say “affair” because there was no crime committed before Fitzgerald came on the scene. There were a number of people to include Fitzgerald who knew this early on, but he persisted until he tripped up the hapless Scooter Libby. Though Libby had nothing to do with the “affair” he nevertheless was convicted of lying to Fitzgerald about a crime that didn’t happen. That took two years and several million dollars to reach a conclusion.
Next Fitzgerald addressed the case of the one man in the United States that virtually everyone but Geraldo Rivera thought was guilty. That is until Fitzgerald turned the case over to the jury. Had Fitzgerald given Rod Blagojevich just a little more time Blago might have implicated all of Chicago, half of Illinois, and the lion’s share of the Obama administration in his money making schemes. However it appears now that Blago will only have to pay for lying to Fitzgerald. Hmm – that appears to be dangerous. We aren’t getting much “bang” for our several millions of dollars.
I think it is time for Patrick J. Fitzgerald to find another line of work. If Joe Biden does ever create a job, let him give it to Fitzgerald – that is unless I am ever indicted for something. In that event I want my prosecutor to be Patrick J. Fitzgerald.
If you think I'm being harsh - read what Fitzgerald did to Karl Rove.