Now Johnny Mac is going after Eric Holder, another of Barry O’s Veep-Vetters. Jim Johnson is gone in a puff of smoke—for the moment. Wristrockets blazing, McCain said, "I think it is a matter of record that Mr. Holder recommended the pardoning of Mr. [Marc] Rich."
The Obama campaign countered by noting that McCain’s campaign is enjoying the services of Carly Fiorina, formerly head of Hewlett-Packard. Huh. All right... So she was. Zing. I’m sorry, what were we talking about? Oh, yeah, crooks.
David Gergen, formerly of the Clinton White House and miraculously still employed, advises, "You know, if we're going to take everybody who has commercial ties on either side of the campaign and question anything, any little cloud or any little suspicion and force them out of the politics, I must tell you, we're going to take an awful lot of talent out of politics. And the country will not be better off."
Gergen is probably right—except for the “any little cloud” part. Nothing was sleazier than the Clinton White House. The Marc Rich pardon continues to baffle and annoy after eight years. One man’s “little cloud” is another’s “what a sleezeball.”
The Arrogant O might employ a little rule of thumb: Don’t use anyone who had anything to do with either Clinton. They’re tainted. They’re crooks. They’re bad news.