Sunday, October 30, 2005
Jeopardy!: Let's play a little Jeopardy!
Answer: Roy Neel and Ron Klaine.
Question: Who were two of Vice President Al Gore's chiefs of staff?
Never heard of them before, huh?
Is the loss of the chief of staff of the vice president really a heavy blow to the presidency?
If you were to list the people in the Bush administration by how crippling their loss would be, would I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby be in the top 10? The top 50?
I managed to read the first few paragraphs of New York Times columnist Frank Rich's piece on the wire (where it's free for me to read) before I decided that the man is completely off his rocker. He's comparing Libby's indictment to the first days of the Watergate scandal -- the "tip of the iceberg" was how he described it.
The left in this country is completely insane. In 5 years of the Bush administration there's one indictment of a high-ranking administration official. By this time in the Clinton presidency, the number was much higher -- and involved much higher ranking officials -- and that was supposed to be the "most-ethical administration in history."
This is certainly a big deal for Libby -- but it's not a big deal for the rest of America -- the White House included.