President Bush standing in front of members of his Cabinet
Predictable!You had to see this one coming. Democrats and their supporters are attempting to label the Bush administration clouded and awashed with scandal using Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ Democratic created troubles to launch what Democrats believe is a litany of Bush related Republican crimes and malfeasants.
True, President Bush did promise to "restore honor and integrity" to the White House. He also pledged to usher in a new era of bipartisanship. But for nearing eight years Democrats have successfully sabotaged the President’s every attempt to keep his promises.
However it is Democrats who have refused White house overtures for bipartisanship relations as they have disrespected the office of the Presidency and disrespected the President personally.
But in spite of Democratic attempts pay back for the Clinton impeachment President Bush has restored honor to the White house.
Nevertheless, how quickly they forget the Clinton legacy of corruption and scandal; I don’t think that anyone really wants to go there by attempting to equate the Bush administration with scandal, but in case you do here’s a reminder about the most scandal ridden corrupt Presidency in U.S. history.
47 individuals and businesses associated with the Clinton machine were convicted of or pleaded guilty to crimes with 33 of these occurring during the Clinton administration itself. There were in addition 61 indictments or misdemeanor charges. 14 persons were imprisoned.
If we want to talk White house scandal that term is synonymous with Clinton not Bush, let’s be clear Clinton is only president ever impeached on grounds of personal malfeasance, Under his administration was the most number of convictions and guilty pleas by friends and associates, most number of cabinet officials to come under criminal investigation, most number of witnesses to flee country or refuse to testify, most number of witnesses to die suddenly, first president sued for sexual harassment, first president accused of rape, Hillary was the first, first lady to come under criminal investigation, largest criminal plea agreement in an illegal campaign contribution case, first president to establish a legal defense fund, first president to be held in contempt of court, the Clinton presidential campaign had the greatest amount of illegal campaign contributions, greatest amount of illegal campaign contributions from abroad, and President Clinton holds the dubious honor of being the first president disbarred from the US Supreme Court and a state court.
In spite of all of this not a peep from Democrats who now want you to think that they are concerned with corruption!
According to our best information, 40 government officials were indicted or convicted in the wake of Watergate. A reader computes that there was a total of 31 Reagan era convictions, including 14 because of Iran-Contra and 16 in the Department of Housing & Urban Development scandal. 47 individuals and businesses associated with the Clinton machine were convicted of or pleaded guilty to crimes with 33 of these occurring during the Clinton administration itself. There were in addition 61 indictments or misdemeanor charges. 14 persons were imprisoned. A key difference between the Clinton story and earlier ones was the number of criminals with whom he was associated before entering the White House. –The Progressive Review, http:// prorev.com/legacy.htm
I don’t hate to say I told you so but I’ve been saying that this Senate hearing regarding Attorney General Gonzales was only to discredit the Bush White house and nothing more.
The real scandal is how a partisan media and a rival political party conspired to invent scandal and attempt to discredit a sitting President by politicizing everything from the war to President Bush’s attempts to keep the American people safe from terrorist attack.
The cloud, if you will, is really over U.S. media and the Democrat party. Americans are seeing more evidence of partisanship over patriotism everyday and Democrats and the media are awashed in it!
Topically the media in reporting about one side of the political spectrum will reference something about the other side to balance out and give some perspective to what they are reporting.
It is not surprising to me that in the two links that I’ve provided the writers attempt to make their point about scandal regarding the Bush White house but failed to mention the Clinton White house why do you suppose that is?
I’ll tell you why, it’s the cloud of scandal that is over this general media and its partisan supporters of the Democratic Party!