Blog friend Mike Williams sends along an update on recent activities of some leading Democrats. I add a few comments below the star line.
Mike begins - - -
Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s recent resignation spared him the humiliation of impeachment but, as John in Carolina reported, it may not keep him out of the dock on a number of felony indictments.
His replacement, Lt. Gov. David Paterson, has been in office barely a week, and already we know more than we probably ever wanted to about his philandering and drug abuse. Being a Democrat, these probably wouldn’t threaten Paterson’s political career unless they were tied to public malfeasance. However:
As the Gov. Paterson escapade continues, it is now becoming apparent that Paterson not only mis-spent campaign funds, but as Lt. Governor he used a state credit card to pay for hotels and bar tabs all around Albany more then a dozen times, and as recently as February 2008. Here is the rub, HE ONLY LIVES 11 MILES FROM THE CAPITOL BUILDING!In national political news, Sen. Clinton admits to having padded her résumé:
Paterson claims that he had to stay in the hotels, because the Governor needed him early in the morning or late at night. In a statement issued yesterday, Paterson said; "I had to be at the call of the governor. And a few times I was asked to do a few things early on, and I was too far away." He said he stayed at hotels when he had "early morning meetings or press conferences" in order to "accommodate" Governor Spitzer.
A former top aide to then Governor Spitzer disputes this statement….
As part of her argument that she has the best experience and instincts to deal with a sudden crisis as president, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton recently offered a vivid description of having to run across a tarmac to avoid sniper fire after landing in Bosnia as first lady in 1996.Power Line’s John Hinderaker on Clinton’s exposure as a fabulist: “It Lacked the Added Virtue of Being True.” Professor Ann Althouse was more direct: “What, are you going to say she lied?”
Yet on Monday, Clinton admitted that she had "misspoke" about the episode -- a concession that came after CBS News showed footage of her walking calmly across the tarmac with her daughter, Chelsea, and being greeted by dignitaries and a child….
First, nice job and thank you, Mike. We're all always interested in keeping up with the activities of the leaders of "the party of the people."
Please let us know if there's any talk at the NY Times about a "culture of corruption" involving the Times' party leaders in New York.
And try to find out how the Times, which works so hard to find and publish America's national security secrets, missed everything we've been learning about Spitzer's and Paterson's loathsome activities.
Folks, if you don't know Ann Althouse, she's a law professor at the University of Wisconsin's School of Law and a fine blogger who wasn't really surprised Sen. Clinton lied.