GOP gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson was in Memphis for a fundraiser this weekend, and according to the Memphis Flyer, he clearly distanced himself from those who think the charges against "Scooter" Libby are no big deal:
I will say this about the lessons to be learned about the Scooter Libby indictment," Hutchison said after appearing at an East Memphis fundraiser in his honor. "That's something that Republicans should not diminish in terms of the seriousness of the charges. There was some reference in talking points about this being a mere technicality. The charges are very serious because they go to the heart of our criminal justice system."
Scooter takes these things seriously -- during his time in the Senate, he "managed" the impeachment trial of President Clinton in 1998, where he was eventually acquitted. In comparing Libby and Clinton, he said "there's a consistency there." Although he wasn't eager to talk about the Clinton impeachment years:
If anything, Hutchison seemed determined to distance himself from that impeachment process. "It's not something I feature or talk about, because people have strong feelings about it. It evokes a lot of emotions, and so I talk about what I've done at the DEA and Homeland Security for our country, and then the Arkansas issues."
Where did that zeal for prosecuting dishonesty and injustice go?