Saturday, April 02, 2005

Berger pleads guilty

The weirdest thing about Sandy Berger's now having confessed and pleaded guilty to taking top secret materials is the motive for his actions. Why would he do such a thing? Well, that, plus the whole Homer-Simpson-esque way in which he went about trying to steal the documents, by stuffing them into his socks and pants. It's just incomprehensible. Then again, nothing much of anything Berger's ever done has made much sense, so perhaps we shouldn't be that surprised....

2 comments:

zachawry said...

I think it's scandalous that he gets his security clearance back in three years. If stealing secret documents and then shredding them isn't enough to get one's security clearance revoked for life, what is?

purpleprose said...

Good point, Zak. Although I have to say that this convinction makes it almost inconcievable that Berger will ever get another sensitive national security assignment. (Then again, Poindexter and all the other Iran-Contra criminals got their second acts, disproving the Fitzgerald principle of American life.)