The Whitewater-like mini-scandal embroiling President Bush over his trades of Harken Energy stock twelve years ago is much ado about nothing.
In fact, it is merely a Democratic tit-for-tat, an obligatory retribution for the assaults on former President Clinton. Democratic leaders have chosen to flex their political muscle during the pre-election summer campaigns to minimize a popular President’s coat-tails.
With the situation in Afghanistan seemingly stabilized, for the out-of-power Democrats, it is back to tedious politics-as-usual inside the Washington D.C. beltway. Meanwhile, our nation waits for another terrorist attack within our borders. Who among us ponders the increasing irrelevancy of our opposition party’s contribution to governmental leadership? One can only assume the Democrats believe the people incapable of discerning their self-serving behavior.