by Chris Haire
This week, the Gresham Barrett campaign apparently decided they needed to provide a buffer between the gubernatorial candidate and, whoever, posts tweets for his campaign. And the way they solved it was rather ingenious: any post that begins with '[*]' is from a campaign staffer not U.S. Rep. Barrett (R-S.C.) himself.
Well, this morning, [*] decided it was a good idea to notify Barrett's Twitter followers that they had "just received this disturbing message from @redstate" and then encouraged those followers to sign the petition Barrett has posted at KeepTerroristsOutofSC.com.
The thing is, the RedState writer seems to confuse a show trial with a fair trial. Read on:
Today Barack Obama is going to announce that the terrorist mastermind of September 11th, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, will be sent to New York City for a criminal trial in a civilian court.
In that trial, the terrorist will get all the rights afforded an American citizen in a criminal trial, including the right to a fair trial, the right to a taxpayer funded attorney, the right to review all the evidence against him, potentially including classified intelligence matters, the right to exclude evidence against him including, potentially, any confession obtained through enhanced interrogation techniques, etc.
At best, this will be a show trial fit not for the American Republic, but a third world kleptocratic totalitarian regime.
Barrett couldn't have employed [*] a moment sooner.