I was preparing to add my two cents to the uranium story, with links to William Safire’s “Sixteen Truthful Words,” Michael Barone’s “The ‘Bush Lied’ folks can’t be taken seriously” and Richard Benedetto’s “Where are Democrats and the media — now that Bush may have been right?”
But now word is just coming off the wires that Bill Clinton’s National Security Advisor (and John Kerry's foreign policy advisor) Sandy Berger removed, and possibly lost, documents relating to the 9/11 investigation. According to the AP, Berger’s been informed that he is the subject of a criminal investigation.
We’ll know better tomorrow the extent of Berger’s transgressions. Until then, Kevin Patrick’s comments ring true: if Berger was a Republican, the New York Times would be frantically re-setting their front page headline for tomorrow. We’ll see the response from the Democrats and the Kerry campaign tomorrow, but my guess is it will be “muted.”
Update - The NYT doesn’t disappoint: “Sandy Berger story is on page one of USA Today. New York Times? A-17, in a small box, on the bottom of the page--the last possible point for news in the paper. (The editorial pages begin on 18.) What does the paper than claims "All the News That's Fit to Print" have on the front page instead? A story on untucked shirts as a fashion statement.”