Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Tuesday, April 2, 2002
As usual, it's all about him. Asked by Newsweek if he'd do it again, Clinton replied, "Probably not, just for the politics." There never has been a sense of right and wrong for Clinton. Just politics and what he can get away with.
Clinton's [pardon of Rich was bought and paid for with heavy campaign contributions from Rich's ex-wife, Denise. He is a fugitive from justice and Clinton's excuse is that he knows how it feels to be persecuted and is sensitive to prosecutorial abuse. Yes, and we're sensitive to presidential abuse!
Rich was indicted in 1983 on federal charges of evading more than $48 million in income taxes and illegally buying oil from Iran during the 1979 hostage crisis. Clinton and Rich have a lot in common and it's not so-called "prosecutorial abuse." It's a bad reputation, which both men deserve. I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.