Drooling on the Pillow

Friday, April 08, 2005

Perhaps a Little Light Scourging 

In our ongoing effort to become the Blog of Record (at least for north of Exit 14B and south of Union City, east of the Boulevard and west of Palisades Ave.), we'd like to soften the tone a hair on the String Up Sandy Berger post we ran earlier in the week. It appears a number of the details circulating about his depredations at the National Archive were, um, overhyped.

What he stole and/or destroyed were copies. No originals were lost and no marginal notes were involved. It still seems like a light sentence and I still think his clearance should be pulled for good, but, in fact, I'm not sure it was out of line with what others have gotten.

I'm not saying he's a guy you want near your best silverware. Just pull his clearance permanently and send him off to Air America. This is a guy, after all, who would be SecState or National Security Advisor in the next Democratic administration (assuming there is one in the next decade or so). Without clearance he's watching from the sidelines. That's enough.
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