Kerry Camp Accuses White House of Berger LeakAgain, this is the difference between the parties. Our guy gets "caught" doing something insanely benign, he 'fesses up and excuses himself from doing any potential damage to the campaign he's advising. Our party chairman uses legal routes to get information about the leak.
Democrat John Kerry's presidential campaign accused the Bush White House on Wednesday of disclosing the existence of a criminal investigation against former national security adviser Sandy Berger for political advantage.
The objective of such a leak, the Kerry campaign said in a political memo distributed by email, was to take attention away from a report to be issued on Thursday by the commission investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
The criminal investigation of Berger began last October but only came to light this week.
"The timing of this leak suggests that the White House is more concerned about protecting its political hide than hearing what the commission has to say about strengthening our security," the Kerry campaign said.
Complaining of the "questionable timing" of the leak, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Terry McAuliffe, filed a Freedom of Information Act request seeking the release of any correspondence between the Justice Department and the White House on the Berger probe.
Their side never, ever, EVER owns up to their mistakes, and God knows (as well as anyone) how over-the-top numerous and deadly they are - and they'll stop at nothing to smear the opposition, no matter how illegal, no matter how untruthful.
TRUTH. It's our best friend. And it'll ride us right onto the shore of sanity this November.