For John, BLUF: The cover-up is always worse than the crime. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From Reporter Karen Tumulty and The Wash Post.
Here is a key point made by Mr David Gergen:
“I believe that decision against disclosure was the decisive turning point. If they had turned over the Whitewater documents to The Washington Post in December 1993, their seven-year-old land deal would have soon disappeared as an issue and the story of the next seven years would have been entirely different,” Gergen wrote in his book about his time working for four presidents, from Nixon to Clinton.Then he adds this point, which rings true:
“She has built a protective shield around herself,” Gergen added. “Her first response is, when people come after me, I’m going to have my guard up and be suspicious of what their motives are.”The article ends on this note:
Clinton drew the opposite lesson from those early Whitewater experiences — one that also shapes how she operates today.Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears to have learned nothing from the Watergate imbroglio.
Her view was that she should have thrown up more resistance.
I believe Ms Clinton lacks the temperament to handle the job of President. I hope she listens to her Advisors and her Husband.
Hat tip to Memeorandum.
Regards — Cliff