Thursday, May 17, 2007

Hanging Tough

Glenn Reynolds notices that Sandy Berger is giving up his law license to avoid answering any more questions about his theft of classified material at the National Archives. "Hmm. That would seem to confirm suspicions that we haven't gotten the full story. And why has the Justice Department seemed so uninterested in following through here? Theft of classified documents in a politically-charged setting would seem worthy of their attention." Sandy Berger has sure enough proved he is willing to take a bullet for his friends. But the question is, who are his friends?


Blogger PierreLegrand said...

Hell why would we expect the Administration that stood by and cheered the immigration abomination on to prosecute Sandy Burgler. He is one of them...political elite.

Republicans to base…FU! Base to Republicans…FU right back! Immigration Bill knife in the back of base. Billary to be President..what’s the diff?

5/17/2007 05:52:00 PM  
Blogger Annoy Mouse said...

How unsympathetic it would be to prosecute one of your own while conducting a war against your own party.

Bush has made every suck-up gesture to the Democrats as he could while violating every notion of conservatism. Apparently compassionate conservative means a stealthy anti-conservativism. Bush has done nothing for the conservative cause that Nixon hadn’t already.

5/17/2007 06:01:00 PM  
Blogger 49erDweet said...

This situation just proves Sandy is a Demopublican and Bush a Republocrat - and the two species have simply become classes of political leeches which have morphed into mirror images of each other. Like "tweedle dee" and "tweedle dum".


5/17/2007 07:11:00 PM  
Blogger betsybounds said...

Well I don't know whether it's a matter of the elite protecting its own or whether plain stupidity isn't a more likely explanation for everything we're seeing. Gonzales is a joke as AG (and a very unfunny one at that), and he's Bush's man all the way. Thank God he never got promoted to the Supreme Court. At least now his term will expire with Bush's.

I voted for Bush twice, and I must say I'm rapidly coming to the unhappy conclusion that somewhere in Texas, a village is missing its idiot.

5/17/2007 07:27:00 PM  
Blogger allen said...


re: village idiot

I too voted twice for Mr. Bush. My village can report its idiot safely tucked-in for the night;-)

While I have always enjoyed playing around with Spanish, it now looks like I will have to get serious. Can an old idiot learn new tricks?

5/17/2007 07:43:00 PM  
Blogger Buddy Larsen said...

MY village's idiot is on the internet right now, getting ready to type this period "."

5/17/2007 08:06:00 PM  
Blogger betsybounds said...


Texas is a big place with many villages and, it follows, many idiots--but we're only talking about one. And there are things beyond mere Spanish about which we are all going to have to get pretty serious, pretty fast. I am an old idiot as well, and this is all making me very tired--I don't know whether I have the gumption to join the game.

But some games, once joined, can neither be won with mere tricks nor lost.

Would that it were not so.

5/17/2007 08:11:00 PM  
Blogger allen said...


Recently, I have read commentators who foresee and fear the formation of a third party, believing this will hurt Republican chances in '08. They are in error; the rise of a new political party simply would return the country to a two party system.

With each passing day, I feel more and more like an old Roman republican.

5/17/2007 08:46:00 PM  
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5/17/2007 09:09:00 PM  
Blogger betsybounds said...


In re: the formation of a third party, I hope you are right, but history is not encouraging on that score. Third parties have had an unhappy, and truncated, influence, and they have never managed to co-opt an opposition that was not already more splintered than split. Furthermore, they have never managed to pick up enough pieces of any such fragmentation to make much of a positive difference. The choice is, and will remain, Republicans and Democrats. The best third parties can hope to do is a sort of counter-productive, Perot-like spoiling--which, we should never forget, gave us the first President Clinton. I don't like it, but there you are. I say this, by-the-way, as one who voted for Perot in 1992. Lessons learned.

I have great sympathy with your feeling about the old Roman republicans. I feel like one, too. We are unwelcome in our own house.

5/17/2007 09:16:00 PM  
Blogger John Lynch said...

Friends? Perhaps someone who is running for President? Why go under the bus for an ex- President? Unless the files implicate Berger personally, which is possible...

5/18/2007 02:41:00 AM  

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