Wednesday, April 06, 2005

WSJ says Sandy Berger got a fair sentence

Wall Street Journal editorial today says Sandy Berger's sentence was fair. They're essentially calling it a victimless crime.

I'm actually ok with the sentence. The comparison with Martha Stewart is telling more because Stewart was clearly the victim of a zealous prosecutors than because of any supposed coddling of Berger. (On the other hand, I think Berger has demonstrated that he is not to be trusted with secret documents and don't think he should ever get the security clearance back.)

It's more the media silence on it that's frustrating. When a former National Security Adviser destroys documents and lies to cover it up, that should be a story. Instead it gets buried in the Times and other papers.

Certainly Tom DeLay wishes he got this kind of a free pass from the press.
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