Monday, September 03, 2007

Just a little reminder of the past, in service of the future

Hello, everyone, from the Hedgehog. I suppose there are some who think the Kosher Hedgehog is the only such critter who posts here. If you've been reading over the last 3-4 months, I wouldn't blame you for thinking so.

But I am back, and I am going to try to post more often. Here's a beginning.

If you're like me, as the Norman Hsu story has unfolded you have been reminded of how such shenanigans (in this case, crimes) were a regular part of the news in the 1990's, during what I hope will be the only Clinton presidency. Nothing characterized the infuriating brazenness of the Clinton years more than the constant financial scandals.

But I will say no more. Michael Ramirez is much more eloquent in his cartooning than I could ever be with mere words:

And Instapundit has more.


Blogger F said...

As I posted elsewhere, the really sorry thing about this is the lack of outrage. I like to believe there was a time when the candidate caught taking such tainted money would have been laughed out of the campaign. Maybe my memory is making this up, though. Now everyone clucks and says "what do you expect. . .?" I remember Kennedy's campaign as one calling America to a nobler cause. Reagan's too. How will we remember both Clinton campaigns? As reruns of The Sopranos? F

Tuesday, September 04, 2007 10:59:00 AM  
Blogger Bruce Hayden said...

The thing that has amazed me is the constant refrain of a "culture of corruption" about the Bush Administration. That is one of the worst cases of projection I have ever seen.

The one good thing that would come from another Clinton presidency would be a redemption of the younger Bush's reputation and legacy, when we all remember back how clean his administration really was, and what a corrupt one really is.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007 11:26:00 AM  
Blogger JBlog said...

You guys just don't understand.

It's always okay/special/different when Democrats do it -- in fact, I think that's the party slogan now.

You see, there's undoubtedly some artful, nuanced, sophisticated explanation as to why this is perfectly acceptable, which I'm sure is beyond our limited ability to comprehend it.

Kind of like the U.S. Attorney firings -- perfectly fine for Janet Reno to fire all 93 for patently political reasons; absolutely wrong for Alberto Gonzales to fire only eight.

Or something.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007 12:13:00 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Does this mean Matt Yglesias has to re-write his blog post about the differential between Repub and Dem corruption. Nah, I guess not.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007 12:53:00 PM  
Blogger Fat Man said...

I kind of missed the Clinton's.

With apologies to Glen Frey:

The sailors and pilots,
the soldiers and the law,
the payoffs and the ripoffs,
and the things nobody saw.

Lots of shady characters,
and lots of dirty deals.
Every name's an alias
just in case somebody squeals.
It's the lure of easy money,
it's got a very strong appeal.

Perhaps you'd understand it better
Standing in my shoes,
It's the ultimate enticement,
It's the Clinton blues.

You can see it in the headlines,
You hear it everyday.
They say they're gonna stop it,
But it doesn't go away.
From the office of the President,
right down to me and you.

It's a losing proposition,
But one you can't refuse.
It's the politics of contributors,
It's the Clinton blues.

9/03/2007 09:01:00 PM

Tuesday, September 04, 2007 8:38:00 PM  

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