December 5, 2006
The Bonfire of CriminalitiesOh, how easily they forget:
Maybe readers can help us help the folks at Powerline? From last night: "I may be missing someone, but the only high-profile administration offical I can think of who has faced criminal charges or had to resign in the face of scandal is Scooter Libby, who worked for the Vice President and who is not accused of corruption."Let's help them remember:
Indicted / Convicted/ Pled GuiltyAnd that's just a partial list. So far, the list contains 27 names of people who were indicted/convincted/pleaded guilty, resigned due to investigation or whose nomination have failed due to scandal.
One good news for the Powerline boys: your convenient lapse in memory may not have fooled anyone, but you can take comfort in that the Bush administration doesn't have the worst record when it comes to scandals. At least not yet.
The Carpetbagger Report helpfully points out that the Reagan administration holds that distinction for now, with 32 convictions.
No president before or since oversaw a White House with so many criminal convictions. In fact, by way of comparison, there have been large organized crime families that have had far fewer convictions that the Reagan administration.Tags:
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