It’s OK If You Are Republican

Remember the Iran/Contra affair? Gross violations of the Constitution and the law, but everyone involved got off easy – many ended up with lucrative think tank positions and several of the law-violators now have great jobs in the Bush administration…
Remember what happened to Clinton? Groundless accusation after accusation and investigation after investigation. All finding nothing wrong. People bankrupted by legal bills. No evidence of any wrongdoing ever presented was seen as proof of a massive coverup. People sent to jail because they couldn’t come up with anything bad to say about the Clintons…
And then there is the Bush administration… WAY beyond gross violations of law and Constitution, but they just refuse to testify… No accountability. Nothing happens to anyone and they all get really rich.
Why the big difference? Simple answer: It’s OK If You Are Republican
(Through Avedon at Eschaton.)