SWNID has previously disparaged the judgment and opinions of WaPo columnist Richard Cohen. Today we give him props for his rightminded complaint that special prosecutors are making a mockery of our justice system.
Specifically, he argues that Monica Goodling, an assistant to AG Gonzales, has taken the fifth regarding testimony before a Senate committee precisely because the atmosphere of suspicion created by the specter of special prosecutors means that anyone in Washington who makes any statement under oath is asking for a perjury trial. That's a brilliant point.
But where have we heard it before?
Oh, yes. SWNID said it about two weeks ago.
We congratulate Cohen on his discovery of a source for improved ideas for his column. Mr. Cohen, we are honored to be your muse.