For the Clinton defense

On ABC’s This Week today, George Stephanopoulos grilled Peter Schweizer on the stories generated by his forthcoming book, Clinton Cash (transcript here, video below). Toward the end of the interview, Stephanopoulous suggested that Schweizer’s work in the Bush administration somehow discredits his research.

Is this some kind of a joke? Schweizer’s research stands or falls on facts, inferences, evidence of Clinton lies and perhaps further investigation, as Peter himself suggests. But has Stephanopoulos had his cranial hard drive wiped? The absurdity of his pose escapes him. This is your brain on Clinton.

I know it’s ancient history, but I vaguely recall that Stephanopoulos himself worked directly for a party in interest to this rather consequential controversy. Does that not have any bearing on his standing and performance here? What a complete and utter farce. Stephanopoulos makes Lanny Davis look like an honest broker.

Via Ramesh Ponnuru/NR.

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