Tuesday, July 26, 2005

What if a Clinton aide broke the law?

David Frum does something I had been thinking about -- comparing the press orgasm over Rove to what never happened to Ken Bacon who purposely and knowingly committed a crime in releasing Linda Tripp's file to a reporter:
Bacon's actions - unlike anything Karl Rove is said to have done - were clearly illegal. And what happened in that case? Basically a big pile of nothing. There was never much media interest in the matter, and when eventually Bacon was reprimanded and issued an apology of sorts, the matter dropped from sight. Tripp's reputation suffered irreparable permanent damage; Bacon went on to a distinguished post-governmental career as president of Refugees International


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