Tuesday, January 11, 2005


Mr Berger, meet Mr. Chertoff

Let me see if this all adds up:

  • Former US national security adviser Sandy Berger (Bill Clinton's guy) was caught stealing classified documents, which included stuffing them down his pants. He is now facing a grand jury.

  • George Bush just appointed judge Michael Chertoff to be the new Chief of Homeland Security.

  • Chertoff was once a counsel to the Republican Whitewater committees that investigated the Clintons. This has not been forgotten in certain quarters: Hillary was the sole senator to vote against Chertoff's confirmation.

  • And Hillary, of course, wants to run for president.

Wow. Put it all together and tell me, what are the odds that Chertoff will be investigating Sandy Berger's theft of classified documents? It will be a completely legit investigation, too (he would be derelict in his duties if he didn't investigate). But if I were Hillary, I'd be getting a real sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach about now.