Tuesday, April 15, 2008

"Nobody is above the law."

Obama Would "Immediately Review" Potential Of Crimes In Bush White House

The non-headline version is more pragmatic. Still, this put a great big smile one my face:

Obama said that as president he would indeed ask his new Attorney General and his deputies to "immediately review the information that's already there" and determine if an inquiry is warranted -- but he also tread carefully on the issue, in line with his reputation for seeking to bridge the partisan divide. He worried that such a probe could be spun as "a partisan witch hunt." However, he said that equation changes if there was willful criminality, because "nobody is above the law."

I've always been off-put by how freely pardons are handed out to elected officials. If there were ever a time to put an end to that practice it is now.

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