Michael Barone has much the same take as did TOC yesterday on the Sandy Berger and Scooter Libby crimes. He also points out the likelihood that Berger was acting at the behest of a former President who also got in trouble for lying. No, not Richard Nixon.
...Did Bill Clinton ask him [Berger] to destroy documents that would make him [Clinton] look bad in history? I get a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach when I ask that question. But this or something very much like it seems to be the only explanation that makes sense. The Berger case was prosecuted by career staff in the Department of Justice, with little publicity. In 2005 Berger was fined $50,000 -- not a ruinous sum for one of his earning capacity -- ordered to perform 100 hours of community service, and had his security clearance lifted for three years, which means he could come back in a new administration after the 2008 election. The attempt to write, or un-write, history -- if it was that -- evidently succeeded.Meanwhile, Robert Novak points out some more revisionism by the other Clinton. The one who also lied about being named after Sir Edmund Hillary is also probably lying about her past again:
I get a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach, too.
Update: 7:08PM. Don't know how I missed this Krauthammer column on Libby, but I did. You shouldn't. Fitzgerald's Folly