Friday, July 06, 2007

It's a small world after all

Predictably, as the Bush spinmeisters get to work attempting to repair the sinkhole of George's popularity following the Scooter Libby, commutation, they of course turned to one of their perennial whipping boys, former president Bill Clinton.

One of their chief talking points as they struggle to deflect the glare of bad press is to draw comparisons to Clinton's 11th hour pardon of Marc Rich. Couple of differences however: Rich didn't break the law as part of Clinton's inner circle, unlike Libby, whom it appears was doing the Vice President's dirty work, and he actually served time for his misdeeds, also unlike Libby, who got jerked out of the consequences of his actions before trading up to an orange jumpsuit.

A fascinating little piece of serendipity: Rich's lawyer, working to secure his client's early release, was none other that convicted felon Scooter Libby.

It truly is a small world, eh?

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