Marjorie Cohn, the executive vice president of the National Lawyers Guild, writes to the New York Times in defense of Lynne Stewart:
Even though the government eavesdropped on Ms. Stewart's conversations with her client long before Sept. 11, 2001, the Bush administration opportunistically waited until after the 9/11 attacks to go after Ms. Stewart.
Wow, leftie paranoia runs deep at the National Lawyers Guild. The Bush administration opportunistically waited until after the WTC attacks to prosecute Stewart? Ms. Cohn is implying by this statement that that Bush knew that the attacks would occur (a belief that is not all that uncommon on the left). You can't opportunistically wait for something you don't know is going to happen. I would like to have heard the planning session between Ashcroft and Bush (as the two are laying down on the backyard trampoline one lazy Saturday morning):
Ashcroft: Hey, I'm bored, let's huck the book at Lynne Stewart.
Ashcroft: Why not?
Bush: If we wait until after Al Queda flys jets full of people into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon we'll have a better shot at gettin' the hussy locked up.
Ashcroft: Good idea . . . but I'm soooo bored.
Bush: Well, why don't you go put clothes on all the naked status at the Justice Department.