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Friday, Aug. 23, 2013
Whether it is the impeached Bill Clinton leaving office with solid approval ratings or the once-disgraced Eliot Spitzer now surging in New York City electoral polls, there is ample evidence that America forgives public figures for their transgressions. And yet, contrition is not exactly common
07.17.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Joe Uchill
I write this at my own peril. I plan on flying out to Boston in August to visit my family. The Transportation Security Agency has put CNN reporter Drew Griffin on the terrorist watch list. Why him and not, say, the more sinister sounding Wolf Blitzer? Well, Blitzer hasn’t been filing stories about the lack of air marshals on airline flights. I’m sure that Griffin suddenly being deemed a terr...
03.17.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Joe Uchill
Commenting on the Elliott Spitzer scandal for CNN, former U.S. Attorney (and current political analyst) Kendall Coffey noted "This is not survivable unless the U.S. attorney gets up and says tomorrow they're not going to bring criminal charges, and the chances of that happening are basically slim and none." This was very generous – a sex scandal involving a stripper ended Coffey’s career wit...
01.22.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
By Ed Garvey The cheap-shot that rang my bell during the two-hour, CNN Democratic forum was Hillary's smug shot at Barack "defending a slum landlord in Chicago." Had Barack been involved, as a partner in the firm, it might have been less harsh, but he wasn't and, as he explained, he worked about five hours as an associate on a joint project with a church group and the bad actor. But her demeanor d...