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With Friends Like These...

I'm wondering on just what planet Brian Linse was living during the Clinton Administration that could cause him to type the following with (presumably) a straight face (re: Ken Lay):

Regardless of what illegal shenanigans the Enron boys may or may not have gotten up to in the past, Bush will and should be judged for having such a miserable scumbag as a close friend and supporter. Even with all of his problems, the Slick One never had an albatross like Lay around his neck.

Ummmm, let's see, just off the top of my head...

Dan Lasater (Convicted Drug Dealer)
David Hale (Convicted of Fraud)
Jim And Susan McDougal (Convicted Fraud Artists)
Buddy Young (Strong-Arm Enforcer)
Jorge Cabrera (Convicted Drug Dealer)
Web Hubbell (Convicted Felon)
Arthur Coia (Corrupt Union Official)
Ron Brown (Corrupt Commerce Secretary)
Marc Rich (Fugitive From The Law)...

I'd go on, but I don't want to get carpal tunnel syndrome.

[Thursday morning update]

And I didn't even mention the relatives...

Posted by Rand Simberg at January 23, 2002 04:21 PM
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Was it out of politeness that you left out Hillary?

Posted by Ian at January 24, 2002 08:13 AM

She's neither a close friend or (any more) supporter...

Posted by Rand Simberg at January 24, 2002 08:22 AM

Your respone to Linse was right on. And lets not forget Roger Clinton and the Big Hugh, Clinton's brother-in-law.

Posted by fred akel at January 24, 2002 08:38 AM

Don't forget Mr. Schwartz of Loral. At least Ken Lay's malfeasance didn't compromise national security for a few pieces of silver!

Posted by Jack Sheet at January 24, 2002 09:46 AM

Although, to give Clinton credit, only Ron Brown listed here was actually in his cabinet (and more than one of the listed peiople actually seem to heve defrauded Clinton); whereas Dubya seems to have trouble with his Secretary oif the Army, his Attorney general, the Attorney general's next in line, his secretary of Commerce, his Secretary of the Treasury, his chief economic adviser and his chief of staff.

Fortunately, they don't tell George anything.

Posted by Crunch Hardtack at January 25, 2002 02:49 AM

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