Anyone have any good lessons learned from their painting experiences?
This security leak, Carl Rove thing just pisses me off. It seems the government does have to follow the same rules that DoD contractors do. If someone here accidentally revealed classified information, we have the following requirements from DoD.
1. First offense .. minimum punishment written warning.
2. Second offense .. minimum punishment 5 day suspension without pay.
3. Third offense .. minimum punishment 10 day suspension without pay.
Those are the minimums. If we deliberately leak classified information, the first offense requires you get fired. If you get fired, you lose your clearance. There are also the possibility of criminal charges. We are 'at war' as the president likes to say. Revealing that level of classified information, particularly when it dealt with WMD, during war time, is treason. We've got posters of previous people arrested for treason posted at the entry points to our building. Pictures showing them in prison. I think they are indended to keep us honest.
Ordinarily, I'd think you'd leave the president and repubs unaffected, but they seem to protecting this guy. Why hasn't he been arrested for treason? Why is he still working and getting more classified information? Why? Because he is the president's buddy. That is why the issue has become political.