(Look smart, stay quiet)
First off, I hope y'all enjoyed the 4th.
I know she did. Even the most freedom hating liberal has to appreciate the fireworks and some good BBQ chicken.
Anyway, back to business. Apparently the Clintons feel it is appropriate to criticize Bush's semi-pardon of Scooter Libby (Check this flashback on Bush.) There is no Democrat less capable of criticizing Bush on this issue than Bill Clinton.
Peep the list of pardons Bill granted on his last day as President. (Wikipedia page)
Here are some of the highlights from the letter A alone,
|ALTSCHUL, Bernice Ruth||Sherman Village, California||Conspiracy to commit money laundering|
|ANDERSON, Joe, Jr.||Grove Hill, Alabama||Income tax evasion|
|ANDERSON, William Sterling||Spartanburg, South Carolina||Conspiracy to defraud a federally insured financial institution, false statements to a federally insured financial institution, wire fraud|
I'm sure Clinton's list of pardons had some worthy cases in it but I'd bet that most of it was bullshit. Granted, we don't know what Bush's last day pardon list will look like but as of July 2007, Clinton has no basis to open his mouth.
I know black people are contractually obligated to love Bill Clinton, and his legacy is only magnified by the abject failure of Bush in regards to Katrina and the overall country, but the shadow of Clinton's carelessness and hubris is partially responsible for the backlash Gore received in 2000 (even though Gore still won) and for the constant explanation and backtracking Democrats have to enagage in with regards to Clinton's shady non-blowjob related activities.
This bullshit tit-for-tat is why a Bush or a Clinton never needs to be in office again. I'm not equating Clinton's 8 years to Bush's 8 years in office. God knows the two are not equivalent, but the book needs to be closed on the politrix of those two politics families.
Hilary Clinton should hold down her job as Junior Senator of NY and Bill should continue his work as a philanthropist private citizen to atone for his domestic and international failures (Rwanda) as president.
Let someone else hold the reigns.