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Even NBC’s Tim Russett has acknowledged the Clinton strategy of
“Delay, delay, delay.” The longer the Clintonistas are successful in
stalling, postponing and exhausting procedural tools to put off any
final requirement to respond to the growing litany of scandals, the
better (for the Democrats). If the beleaguered Democrats can maintain
the complicity of the mainstream media, the cooperation of the courts,
along with the ethical void and malaise and demonstrated lack of courage
or moral outrage of the alleged Republican leadership, President Bill
Clinton’s richly earned political downfall will disappear like a puff of
cigar smoke in the wind. If (and it remains a potential “if”) the
president can eat up time with stalling tactics, his significant worries
could all evaporate in the wake of a Democrat congressional windfall. If
the balance of power in the House of Representatives shifts, and the
Democrats recapture the majority and the speakership, stick a fork in it
– the game is over.

History books will eventually be written about these dark days, and
the shameful malfeasance of the press will suffer significant critics
which, frankly, they have richly earned.

Before anyone dared mention treason, or even impeachment, before
Monica Lewinsky and before the smoking gun of the China revelations,
there was bunches and a lot to question. And it wasn’t.

As each new scandal erupts, the spinmeisters quickly attach the
messengers, seek to discredit the sources, and blame the flap on mere
petty partisan bickering. Space prohibits a more detailed listing of
scandals linked with the current administration, but here’s a fast 50 to
view as a “body of work” rather than an isolated scandal:

  1. Vince Foster document handling.

  2. The “alleged” suicide of Vince Foster
  3. Obstruction of Justice
  4. Travel Office firings
  5. Treasury Department contacts (Roger Altman)
  6. Mike Espy ethics problems
  7. Henry Cisneros ethics problems
  8. Ron Brown ethics problems
  9. Webster Hubbell ethics problems
  10. Harold Ickes ethics problems
  11. Stephanopoulos ethics problems
  12. White House operations (drugs, security passes, misuse of assets)
  13. Passport/State Department files search
  14. Legal defense fund solicitations
  15. Hillary Commodities trading
  16. Health care task force illegal secret meetings
  17. Rose law firm work for Madison S&L
  18. Whitewater
  19. David Hale
  20. Presidential immunity
  21. Jim and Susan McDougal and Jim Guy Tucker
  22. Dan Lasater (Clinton buddy, convicted drug dealer, and brother Roger’s connection)
  23. Mena Airport drug smuggling and gun running
  24. Use of taxpayer paid public employees for private Clinton work
  25. Troopergate
  26. Women problems (not counting Hillary)
  27. Value partners
  28. Presidential AND Gubernatorial campaign irregularities
  29. Arkansas Development and Finance Agency (use of public funds for political favors)
  30. Possible/probable perjury
  31. Filegate
  32. Computerized enemies list database
  33. Hillary short sale of pharmaceutical stocks while she attacked the industry
  34. Failure to create a blind trust for personal holdings until long after presidency
  35. Underpayment/nonpayment of taxes
  36. Offering to pay legal fees of targeted associates, which some legal commentators have likened to illegally attempting to influence witnesses (others consider it subornation of perjury)
  37. Witness tampering
  38. Hazel O’Leary
  39. Zoe Baird/Nannygate
  40. Janet Reno activities regarding Branch Davidians and Ruby Ridge
  41. Iranian arms shipments o the Bosnians in violation of the U.N. embargo, approved by Clinton
  42. Connections between organized crime and labor union head/Clinton buddy
  43. The reappearing missing Rose Law firm billing records
  44. Security breaches regarding White House clearances and passes;
    and Dick Morris’ hooker, who was privy to secret discussions and data

  45. DNC links with Indonesian financiers, the Lippo Goup, Mochtar
    Riady, BCCI, Arkansas power brokers, Web Hubbell, Bill Clinton and DNC
    contributions

  46. DNC links with Indonesian financiers, the Lippo Goup, Mochtar Riady, BCCI, Arkansas power brokers, Web Hubbell, Bill Clinton and DNC contributions
  47. Threats and violence against assorted witnesses to past impropriety and critics
  48. Pension fund abuses in Arkansas
  49. Castle Grande
  50. Somalia abuse of military
  51. Fast track qualification of aliens for citizenship including large numbers whose criminal records were never checked; done over the objections of the INS who viewed it as a blatantly political “pro-democratic voter mill” according to a memo to Bill Clinton from Al Gore

If the Democrats can recapture the House, all the above (and more)
goes “poof.”

Here are two quotes in closing. Edmund Burke noted “The only thing
necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” Edward
Albee once observed (and this may prove prophetic), “What is gained is
loss.”

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