Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Mr(s). Clinton Responds to Pardon

"This commutation sends the clear signal that in this administration, cronyism and ideology trump competence and justice." - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y.

What an odd statement. Cronyism is, according to wikipedia, a partiality to long-standing friends. Here is a list of Clinton pardons. I am assuming Hil is claiming her experience in the White House as First "Lady" count towards her um, long list of credentials to be President of the United States so it seems to me anything done during her stay is relevant.

Notice anyone strange on that list? Anyone who immediatley jumps out as the good ol prototypical crony? Hint, search for Clinton.
Sure enough! In one of his last acts as President, Bill Clinton pardoned his brother. What were the charges? Surely they must have been shop lifting or inattentive driving or some other minor infraction? Nope.

Conspiracy to distribute cocaine and Distribution of cocaine.

Yeah, damn Bush and his cronyism...unheard of!!