Monday, January 29, 2007

The Berglar Who Got Away With It
Sandy Berger, who was Clinton's National Security Adviser, stole classified documents relating to 9/11 from the National Archives, just prior to his testimony before the 9/11 commission. He concealed some of the documents in his pants and his socks, and hid some under a trailer where he retrieved them later.
If you or I had done that, we would be looking at some serious time in prison. But the Berglar got away with a mere slap on the wrist. John Fund in the Opinion Journal has a good essay about this today.
So why did Berger take such a risk? It's simple. Bill Clinton and many of the members of the Clinton administration got away with all kinds of things including perjury, sexual assault, rape, bribery, etc, and each time received no more than a slap on the wrist, if even that. Berger knew that he had a good chance of weaseling out of the charges and that the left-wing dominated media would not pursue the matter. He was right.
And this problem has gone much further than just the federal government. When I was at Florida Atlantic University, I witnessed administration officials including Economics Department Chairman Charles Register, College of Business Dean Dennis Coates, and Jupiter campus Vice-President Kristen Murtaugh routinely lie and break the law. They were never prosecuted nor subjected to disciplinary action at all. They saw Clinton and his cronies get away with it, and decided to do the same themselves.

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