Man Without Qualities

Saturday, July 24, 2004

Home Run For Mr. King

Washington Post columnist Colbert I. King hits a home run with a completely intelligent, down-to-earth, spin-free call on Sandy Berger's lifting of classfied documents:

At issue is not Berger's sense of injustice or embarrassment, or the gotcha game that is being played out by Republicans, or the Democratic establishment's willingness to give Berger the benefit of the doubt because he's one of their own.

The question is, was Sandy Berger's violation due to negligence -- at best -- or was it deliberate -- at worst? And should he be held accountable for his actions? Or is he too important and well-connected to be treated like everyone else? What's the answer, Washington?

Read the whole thing.

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