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A 'Bergler" Steals Clinton's Credibility
TownHall.com ^ | 10/13/07 | By Kathryn Jean Lopez

Posted on 10/13/2007 1:13:34 AM PDT by JohnHuang2

When Bill and Hillary Clinton did their online "Sopranos" spoof after the HBO show's finale, they may have been trying to tell us something more than we realized. The Clintons, sans the New Jersey accent, subtly yet unmistakably were announcing: "We and our posse are back. Burglars and all."

In fairness to the Clintons, Samuel R. "Sandy" Berger is just one burglar, but when we're talking about national-security information, a single thief is all you need to question a candidate's credibility. That the Hillary Clinton campaign would even take Berger's phone calls, never mind hold him close as an adviser, is an outrage. Moreover, it's a bright-red, screeching siren signaling a huge judgment problem on Sen. Clinton's part.

Berger, you may recall, was Bill Clinton's national security adviser. Now Hillary Clinton is trying to sock it to you by employing him as her campaign foreign-policy adviser, treating Berger like a respectable foreign-policy expert -- exactly what he ceased to be when he was a common criminal heisting classified documents from the National Archives in 2003.

While preparing the former President Clinton for his 9/11 Commission testimony (as well as preparing his own), Berger stole top-secret national-defense documents from the National Archives, stuffing them in a briefcase and in his clothing.

(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: berger; hillary; sandy; sandyberger

1 posted on 10/13/2007 1:13:35 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2

I’d like to believe that most Americans, seeing the return of the Clinton gang, will drop their support for her, but I’m too old and too cynical. I believe that the more HRC’s future administration looks like her husband’s, the stronger her support from the media-drunk Americans who have been brought up with liberal brainwashing in the public school system and on the tube.


2 posted on 10/13/2007 1:20:46 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Pro-Life atheist Bostonian. If I don't it respond it might be because you sent me something stupid)
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To: JohnHuang2

When you ignore those red flags, you pay the price.


3 posted on 10/13/2007 2:00:26 AM PDT by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: JohnHuang2
Most people can't tell you a thing about Sandy Berger let alone see it as any taint on Her Heinous. But you can bet they know for a fact how Scooter Libby exposed a secret agent's name because Dick Cheney told him to and then got pardoned to keep him out of jail and buy his silence.

The people who support the Klintoons are blind to their corruption. They did not care about it when they were soiling the White House and its sinks, and they certainly aren't going to start caring now.

Worse yet in this particular instance with Berger, the Bush administration destroyed any chance of making this an issue because they let Berger get away with it. Of course, the real reason why Berger should be rotting in jail forever is what he did, but it also wouldn't hurt politically for him to be there. Instead, Berger is walking free and getting his clearance back in time to work again for the Klintoons, all thanks to the new tone in Washington that continues to bite us all in the behind.

I was about to write that Republicans shouldn't even bother with Berger and should concentrate on beating Her Heinous on the issues, but then it occurred to me: I'd be happy if the Republicans—not us, but the Republican party bigwigs and big mouths—spent all the time between now and the election hammering away solely on the issue of the poor placement of the White House tulips during the Klintoon years. Why? Because it would mean that they would actually be putting effort into something against the RATS, and the head RATS in particular, than the usual Marcel Marceau routine they do in a locked room deep underground with the lights turned off.

4 posted on 10/13/2007 2:49:28 AM PDT by Dahoser (America's great untapped alternative energy source: The Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: JohnHuang2

burglar is a lock for the secretary of state job. he must be rewarded for his pant leg episode.


5 posted on 10/13/2007 3:50:41 AM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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To: JohnHuang2
"..That the Hillary Clinton campaign would even take Berger's phone calls, never mind hold him close as an adviser, is an outrage..."

Berger probably has enough on the Clintons to bury them, if they don't bury him first. They will avoid angering Berger.

6 posted on 10/13/2007 4:18:07 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: JohnHuang2
There are several theories about what Slick wanted out and put into the archives.

I happen to think it was related to TWA-800.

7 posted on 10/13/2007 4:29:45 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun
Me too, among other things, such as his failures to take care of Osama when he had the chance.
8 posted on 10/13/2007 4:49:59 AM PDT by srmorton (Choose life!)
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To: JohnHuang2

This is almost enough to make one wonder if all the documents he stole were in reference to the Slickmeister, or if there were some pieces of lint that might have tarnished the Harpy’s sweet, lovable image.


9 posted on 10/13/2007 5:35:15 AM PDT by trebb ("I am the way... no one comes to the Father, but by me..." - Jesus in John 14:6 (RSV))
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To: JohnHuang2
I had trouble reading past the title. I never knew the Toons had credibility.
10 posted on 10/13/2007 5:44:26 AM PDT by seemoAR (Absolute power corrupts absolutely)
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To: JohnHuang2

Berger and the Clintons are corruption co-dependents.

How much money did Berger make on trade with China?


11 posted on 10/13/2007 5:54:41 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Get Reid. Salazar, and Harkin out of the Senate.)
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To: TexasCajun

I think the National Archives should be able to tell you exactly what he took out of the files. Their job is to document things. They have a record of everything that was in the files.


12 posted on 10/13/2007 5:56:44 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Get Reid. Salazar, and Harkin out of the Senate.)
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To: JohnHuang2

13 posted on 10/13/2007 5:58:02 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U (At least we didn't lose to Stanford))
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To: Dahoser
The media would have gone ballistic if Sandy Berger had been a Republican. Yet the craziest thing is that he was let off by Bush’s administration and those who gave him a slap on the wrist were promoted by Bush. John Gibson on his show refers to him a Bergler but overall the MSM have given him a pass.
14 posted on 10/13/2007 5:59:08 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: JohnHuang2

To libs like the Clintons Sandy Burglars transgressions probably seem minor. I’m sure they’re thinking to themselves “So Sandy stole some stuff. So what??? All us libs do that.We all betray our country to cover our posteriors. Big Deal.Why are Republicans so concerned about this integrity business.
??!!? Don’t impose your false values of integrity and morality on us you busybody bluenoses!!!!”


15 posted on 10/13/2007 6:07:24 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Darkwolf377
"drop their support"

Any party that accepts a crook like Al Sharpton and a far-left nutcase like Dennis Kucinich as legitimate prez candidates will tolerate anybody so long as it helps them gain what they crave the most...POWER!!!

16 posted on 10/13/2007 6:11:41 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: popdonnelly
I think the National Archives should be able to tell you exactly what he took out of the files

Seems like a logical conclusion, doesn't it? If they won't, that is very suspect, and if they can't, that reveals glaring incompetence.

My suspicion is that the Bush administration, for reasons known only to them, swept the whole thing under the table and greased the wheels for Sandy's token punishment.

If the only thing he stole was a recipe for bunt cake, Bergler should have had his security status permanently revoked. The fact that he gets it back in a few years smells beyond bad.

And not to sound tin foil hat-ish, but I can find no logical way to explain away his light sentence other than the (deliberate) influence of this administration, in some fashion.

17 posted on 10/13/2007 6:20:46 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: Dahoser
"Worse yet in this particular instance with Berger,
the Bush administration destroyed any chance of
making this an issue because they let Berger get away with it."


18 posted on 10/13/2007 6:27:59 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: JohnHuang2

Actually, Hillary’s credibility is so low that the Bergler gives her credibility.


19 posted on 10/13/2007 6:29:44 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: JohnHuang2

Don’t forget the hundreds or maybe even thousands of raw FBI background files that Craig “I don’t know who hired me” Livingstone got. Because they were in the White House, those files are now part of Clinton’s Presidential Papers.


20 posted on 10/13/2007 6:29:50 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: JohnHuang2

The clintoons had credibility? When?

I didn’t know either of them before they were 12....


21 posted on 10/13/2007 6:31:05 AM PDT by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: TexasCajun
There are several theories about what Slick wanted out and put into the archives. I happen to think it was related to TWA-800.

You may be correct on the specific documents, I think he was sent to pull all documents that had HRC or any mention that Hillry was in charge. It just would not look presidential to have her fingerprints exposed by her hand picked Soviet style 911 Commission.

22 posted on 10/13/2007 6:33:18 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: JohnHuang2

mark


23 posted on 10/13/2007 6:35:04 AM PDT by Christian4Bush (Dem-conomics 101: Overtax the productive and distribute to the wasteful. (ref: TFLABO))
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To: Yo-Yo

The stolen, and ignored, FBI files were probably force multipliers
that let the Clintons also control the IRS, CIA, and State
Dept. even into the present administration.


24 posted on 10/13/2007 6:37:09 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: JohnHuang2
There is one lone Congressman pushing for Sandy Burglar to take the lie detector test; he’ll be on Fox & Friends Monday morning. By the way, the Friends seem to be the only Fox program covering this story.
25 posted on 10/13/2007 6:38:32 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Miss Didi
In yesterday's NY Post:


26 posted on 10/13/2007 6:41:27 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Dahoser

“The people who support the Klintoons are blind to their corruption.”

I asked a friend one time why she was voting for an obvious crook. She said, “Politicians are all crooks, and he’s the smartest crook we’ve got.”

Some voters may think the Clintons are the smartest crooks we’ve got.


27 posted on 10/13/2007 6:50:01 AM PDT by abclily
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To: abclily

If you look up RICO in a law dictionary, you’ll find a picture of the Klintons.


28 posted on 10/13/2007 7:15:16 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
I think the National Archives should be able to tell you exactly what he took out of the files

They know.
29 posted on 10/13/2007 7:41:31 AM PDT by Beckwith (dhimmicrats and the liberal media have .chosen sides -- Islamofascism)
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To: JohnHuang2

How can you steal what was never there in the first place?


30 posted on 10/13/2007 7:43:11 AM PDT by RichInOC (Hillary Rodham Clinton is a lying slag.)
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To: abclily

I cannot tell you how many times I heard the same, “Hey, they’re all crooks” during impeachment as a reason for not caring. That he’s the smartest crook so that’s okay is a new one. And just as disgusting.


31 posted on 10/13/2007 8:55:50 AM PDT by Dahoser (America's great untapped alternative energy source: The Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: Diogenesis

So sadly true. Great use of pictures!


32 posted on 10/13/2007 8:57:25 AM PDT by Dahoser (America's great untapped alternative energy source: The Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: Dante3

>Yet the craziest thing is that he was let off by Bush’s administration and those who gave him a slap on the wrist were promoted by Bush.<

It is things like this that show me there is no difference whatsoever between the top Republicans and top Democrats.


33 posted on 10/13/2007 2:17:31 PM PDT by B4Ranch (( "Freedom is not free, but don't worry the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share." ))
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To: potlatch

perhaps Mrs. Clinton is holding Berger close as a “thank you”: Thanks for making sure that some hard-hitting internal analysis of the Clinton administration’s poor counterterrorism performance won’t become breaking news on the way back to the White House.

Or maybe Berger simply knows too much of the kind of information that could hurt an aspiring Clinton running on executive experience.


34 posted on 10/16/2007 3:33:32 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Grampa Dave
If Berger's top-secret rampage isn't corrupt, I don't know what corrupt is.
35 posted on 10/16/2007 3:34:27 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

“If Berger’s top-secret rampage isn’t corrupt, I don’t know what corrupt is.”

No crimes committed by the Clintonistas to protect the unholy duo, Bill and Hill are corrupt in the eyes of the rats who grovel at the feet of Bill and Hill.


36 posted on 10/17/2007 7:38:41 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (("Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!"- Jim Robinson, Sept, 30, 2007))
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