From the Department of Situational Ethics
There isn’t a reasonable person around who thinks this scandal will taint Obama in any meaningful way, but at the very least, it reminds people of the political world from whence he came. This story could be a useful preamble to something bigger down the road.
Seeing Murray’s eagerness to tolerate phony claims of corruption in the hopes they will prove “useful” in reporting on a hoped-for presidential scandal later, I immediately flashed back to her comments in the summer of 2007, reacting to the actual corruption of a President commuting the sentence of a criminal in his own administration:
Yaawwn. That’s my view of the Libby flap. What on earth did people expect Bush to do?
Apparently her enthusiasm for White House scandal depends greatly on which party is occupying the White House.