Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Score

Number of convictions related to the “most corrupt ever” Bush Administration: 1 (Scooter Libby).

Number of convictions related to “the most ethical administration ever” Clinton Administration: 47

And that number doesn't even begin to tell the tale. Here are some amazing and, apparently, memory-holed facts from that Progressive (i.e. Liberal) website:

- Number of congressional witnesses who have pleaded the Fifth Amendment, fled the country to avoid testifying, or (in the case of foreign witnesses) refused to be interviewed: 122

- According to the House Committee on Government Reform in September 2000, 79 House and Senate witnesses asserted the Fifth Amendment in the course of investigations into Gore's last fundraising campaign (odd, how Pope Al's record of scumbaggery has been completely forgotten - even by most Conservatives - The Exile).

- Total cost of the Starr investigation (3/00) $52 million
- Total cost of the Iran-Contra investigation: $48.5 million

(I seem to remember about a million Liberals complaining about the cost of the Starr investigations - even to this day. - The Exile)

That website (The Progressive Review) is an absolute goldmine of information about the Clinton scandals. It is really interesting because it was put together by a bunch of Left-wing Liberals. If that's any indication of how the Left really feels about the Clintons, Hillary is toast.

Here's a nice little list that they put together:


Bank and mail fraud, violations of campaign finance laws, illegal foreign campaign funding, improper exports of sensitive technology, physical violence and threats of violence, solicitation of perjury, intimidation of witnesses, bribery of witnesses, attempted intimidation of prosecutors, perjury before congressional committees, lying in statements to federal investigators and regulatory officials, flight of witnesses, obstruction of justice, bribery of cabinet members, real estate fraud, tax fraud, drug trafficking, failure to investigate drug trafficking, bribery of state officials, use of state police for personal purposes, exchange of promotions or benefits for sexual favors, using state police to provide false court testimony, laundering of drug money through a state agency, false reports by medical examiners and others investigating suspicious deaths, the firing of the RTC and FBI director when these agencies were investigating Clinton and his associates, failure to conduct autopsies in suspicious deaths, providing jobs in return for silence by witnesses, drug abuse, improper acquisition and use of 900 FBI files, improper futures trading, murder, sexual abuse of employees, false testimony before a federal judge, shredding of documents, withholding and concealment of subpoenaed documents, fabricated charges against (and improper firing of) White House employees, inviting drug traffickers, foreign agents and participants in organized crime to the White House.

And, the next time they whine about Alberto Gonzales (or anyone else) not remembering something during an investigation, there's a really great list of Clinton and Co.'s sudden memory lapses there, too.

It just amazes (but doesn't surprise) me how those on the Left can so brazenly assert that the Bush administration is so corrupt, while completely ignoring the fact that the current front runner for their party's Presidential nomination was neck-deep in an administration that had a record that looked like something from a Mafia criminal indictment.

I've got some serious problems with the Bush administration, but corruption isn't one of them. The Left can howl at the moon all they want, but if you present the facts to them, this administration probably is the "most ethical" in a long time, if not ever. Ronald Reagan's administration had an even worse track-record than Bush does.

But none of that matters. It's propaganda. The Left knows that if they repeat it often enough, the fools who will follow them will believe it. It doesn't have to be true. It just has to fit their neuroses.

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