The impeachment manager | Arkansas Blog

Sunday, September 3, 2006

The impeachment manager

Posted By on Sun, Sep 3, 2006 at 7:25 AM

The Democrat-Gazette today assessed whether A$a's role as impeachment manager would help or hurt in the race for governor. Predictably, Democrats think his prosecution of Bill Clinton will hurt his candidacy; Republicans (save the opportunistic lobbyist J.J. Vigneault, who's hooked onto Beebe's badwagon) don't. That sounds about right to me. I'd guess, though, that A$a's role will be more motivating to Dems with long memories than Republicans.

(I can't hyperlink to the D-G's free website because they've fixed it where links from here are redirected to their subscriber-only site. But you can copy and paste the following url to get the D-G story free, then page back to us.)

http://www.nwanews.com/story.php?paper=adg§ion=News&storyid=165419

We're merely sorry the story omitted a couple of items relevant to the discussion:

1) As impeachment manager, A$a was then bunking in DC with his brother, the senator from Arkansas. Senator Hutchinson was then carrying on with a subordinate in an affair that would ultimately end his marriage. Hypocrisy noted in the Republican moralizing of those days. Yes, yes. It was about lying. About sex. Today, Republicans have no problems wiith perjury to prosecutors seeking the truth about the outing of CIA agents.

2) We still wish the D-G would  examine the Boston Globe's dissection of A$a's prosecution. It found misrepresentation and fraud.  That speaks to character. -- a dishonest prosecutor in a case about honesty. The record is not pretty.


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