Monday, November 5, 2007

No One Could Have Anticipated This

From the comments on my post about Thompson's drug dealer campaign co-chair, Blake writes:
I think there's a bit of difference between a guy that is 49 now and took care of his legal issues when he was 20-25 and Norman Hsu who has been on the lamb for the past 5 years.

I just don't think there are that many similarities, and if that's all the mud diggers can find, there must be some straw grasping going on.

Of course you do, Blake. I must say, a cocaine-dealing, felonious campaign co-chair sure beats a $400 haircut in the straw-grabbing department (cue sarcasm). And if you’re going to call pleading no contest to conspiracy and cocaine trafficking “taking care of one’s legal issues,” well, wake up and smell the hypocrisy.

Let’s see, Barack Obama attended an elementary school with a funny name when he was a child; it's OK to delve into Hillary Clinton’s senior thesis at Wellesley looking for hidden clues, or read her secret letters to her college pen pal. The Clintons 1978 land deal is torn apart looking for wrongdoing and John Kerry’s 1988 divorce papers arouse suspicion, but having your campaign co-chair be convicted of felony drug trafficking is A-OK!