Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Well, That Didn't Take Long

On Sunday, I wrote:

I can't wait to hear the official Democrat response to this one. Needless to say, I won't be holding my breath waiting for them to demonstrate even a modicum of consistency with regards to their own ideological beliefs.

From the L.A. Times (11/6/07):

Thompson advisor steps down

BEDFORD, N.H. -- A top fundraiser with a criminal record for selling drugs resigned from the campaign of presidential hopeful Fred Thompson on Monday, and a spokesman for the candidate said Thompson would stop using the man's private jet for campaign travel.


Democrats mocked the former "Law and Order" star Monday for his ties to Martin. In a statement titled "Fred Thompson's Judgment on the Wrong Side of Law & Order," the Democratic National Committee questioned the credibility of the candidate's statement that he first learned of Martin's criminal past over the weekend.

"Is this the type of vetting process we'd see in a Thompson White House?" DNC Press Secretary Stacie Paxton asked.

This from the same party that can't manage to raise an eyebrow over their queen bee's explanation that she had no idea Norman Hsu was involved in any corrupt business dealings in recent days (as opposed to decades).

Doesn't leave much doubt as to what type of vetting process we'd see in a Hillary "I *heart* Sandy Berger" Clinton White house.

Next, from the DNC's comrades in the news media...

The reaction of ABC News to the news that someone involved with Fred Thompson's campaign had a decades-old criminal history?

Stop the presses!!!

Their reaction to Hillary Clinton's campaign receiving illegally bundled straw donations from a known fugitive currently in federal custody on corruption charges?

Yeah, yeah. We'll get to that one someday.

When the Wall Street Journal in late August broke the fugitive Norman Hsu illegal fundraising scandal, it took ABC's World News three days to get around to reporting it -- and despite developments as the fugitive has moved through the court system, ABC hasn't mentioned him since. But after the Washington Post on Sunday disclosed the criminal past of an adviser to Fred Thompson's campaign, ABC pounced immediately with a full story Monday night. CBS also got into the action with a brief item. NBC, which waited two days to touch Hsu, got to Thompson with even less delay, citing the matter in a larger Nightly News story Sunday about Thompson's appearance on Meet the Press where Tim Russert asked him about the Post story. (In the EST and CST zones, only NBC had a newscast on Sunday night.)