As the clock runs out on the Plame grand jury, my thoughts were on the indictment of Casper Weinberger by independent prosecutor Lawrence Walsh. As you'll recall, then President Bush lost the election but pardoned Weinberger before he left office.
In rereading the account of the furor created by the pardon, I came across this:
[[President—elect Bill Clinton, at a news conference in Little Rock, Ark., to announce his remaining Cabinet selections, said he wanted to learn more about the pardons, adding, "I am concerned by any action that sends a signal that if you work for the Government, you're beyond the law, or that not telling the truth to Congress under oath is somehow less serious than not telling the truth to some other body under oath."
Truly, Bill Clinton is a gift that keeps on giving.
Clarice Feldman 10 24 05