She is trying to rewrite history and smear the Wilsons, I hope this diary proves that she is simply a lying RW operative.
"Sanford, no First Amendment slouch, helped write the law that special prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald is using to hunt Plame's leaker--",
"Victoria Toensing, another framer of the 1982 Act, ..."
Here are links to WaPo that states the same thing.
Victoria Toensing's resume states that she did not go to work in the senate until 1981 and if fact was living in Detroit until 1981.
Bruce Sanford resume doesn't show that he ever worked for the government.
The IIAPA of 1982 was first introduced into the house in Jan 1981 (HR-4) and in the senate (S-391) in Feb. 1981.
For some reason I lose the info when I try and link to direct pages at Thomas but here is a link to the advanced page so everyone can see for themselves. Just put in the bill number, make sure you have put 'bill number' in the dropdown, make sure it's on 97th congress and you can check my facts for yourselves. (HR-4 or S-391)
So, here is my reasoning, if the bills were introduced so early in 1981 they would have been written in 1980, before Toensing joined the senate committee.
According to Thomas there were only 2 committees that worked on the bill in the senate, Judiciary and Subcommittee on Security and Terrorism. Toensing's resume says she worked on the Select Committee on Intellegence, and since the bill was introduced by Sen John Chafee who was on the Select committee, it is probable that they did write the bill, but was Toensing there when it was written?
On the bill page there is a link to "All congressional actions with Committees" This is where I found the most stunning little piece of information.
Senate passed similiar measure H.R. 4 in lieu of this measure by Yea-Nay Vote. 90-6. Record Vote No: 55.8
In other words that bill that was finally passed was the house bill, not the senate bill. I can't imagine what imput Toensing had on a bill written by the house.
So, if the bill was written in 1980 and I don't see any way it wasn't and if the bill finally passed was the HR-4, how in the world can Toesing and Sanford be authors?
If you agree with my analysis I would hope you would help me get the word out about this woman. And if you don't agree, I would really appreciate you're telling my why and how my thinking is faulty. But please be kind, this is my first diary.
I have sent this info all over the place last year, this was before I became active in blogs. I've recently sent it out again after seeing Toensing on c-span. Frankly, I'm hoping I never have to see her lying face on TV again unless she in explaining how she could be an author of a bill that was written in the house in 1980, while she was in Detroit.