Carol Platt Liebau: Doesn't the Crime Matter?

Monday, October 08, 2007

Doesn't the Crime Matter?

Sandy Berger -- who stole classified terrorism documents, destroyed them and then lied about it -- is now advising Hillary Clinton.

This stunning display of arrogance and poor judgment on Hillary's part does nothing to dispel suspicions that Berger committed those crimes in order to shield from public scrutiny sensitive materials pertaining to the Clinton Administration's handling of terrorism matters.


Blogger Joe Steel said...

Karl Rove used a false identity to gain access to an opponent's campaign office and stole campaign letterhead which he used to create fraudulent documents. Did that crime matter to George Bush?

1:02 PM  
Blogger Carol Platt Liebau said...

Coyote here.

Bill Clinton gave admittedly false testimony under oath. Any problem there?

It seems to me that the difference between Republican and Democratic corruption is that Republicans commit their misdeeds after they attain office, whereas Democrates do it before and after.

1:41 PM  
Blogger The Very Sane Woman Who Points Out the Obvious said...

Once again, mountains out of molehills. Berger pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor, an offense similar in status to what senator Craig pleaded guilty to.

He removed copies of documents. No documents or information were destroyed. Berger pleaded guilty and paid the fine.

Just like the case of Larry Craig, Berger did something bad but not horrible. Let's just move on.

3:52 PM  
Blogger Carol Platt Liebau said...

First: Joe Steel, do you have a responsible source for your allegation against Karl Rove?

Then, to TVSWWPOO (comment #3): Berger surrendered his law license, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge (as if Craig had pleaded guilty to "disorderly conduct") and, finally, the "copies" of the documents he removed and destroyed were not significant because of the documents themselves, but because of the handwritten annotations on them -- of which there were no copies.

8:25 AM  
Blogger Joe Steel said...

"But Rove acknowledges that, in 1970, he used a false identity to gain entry to the campaign offices of Illinois Democrat Alan Dixon, who was running for state treasurer. Once inside, Rove swiped some letterhead stationery and sent out 1,000 bogus invitations to the opening of the candidate's headquarters promising "free beer, free food, girls and a good time for nothing."

"It was a youthful prank at the age of 19 and I regret it," Rove says.

Karl Rove
The Strategist

Dan Balz
Washington Post

9:18 AM  
Blogger Earth to Carol said...

Sen. Clinton: Sandy Berger has 'no official role in my campaign'

At the end of an interview with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton a short while ago, USA TODAY's Susan Page inquired about reports that former Clinton administration national security adviser Sandy Berger is advising her.

Susan asked whether Clinton has any qualms about having Berger as an unofficial adviser to her campaign, given his mishandling of sensitive, classified intelligence documents in 2003?

"He has no official role in my campaign. He's been a friend for more than 30 years. But he doesn't have any official role," Clinton said.

But he's an unofficial adviser, Susan asked?

"I have thousands of unofficial advisers," said Clinton, "and, you know, I appreciate all of that. But he has no official role in my campaign."

10:32 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Pure Clinton-Speak.

This is exactly what makes George W. Bush's straight talk so refreshing!

12:12 PM  

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