Either it is the height of hypocrisy or NPR’s Peter Overby was in a coma during the Obama Administration. This morning the NPR correspondent stated how very bad for our nation it would be for the winner of an election to pursue criminal charges against the loser.
In this case, “The proposed target is a retired woman living in a small town in the Hudson Valley, N.Y.: Hillary Clinton.”
I seem to remember a peanut farmer from Georgia, Jimmy Carter, beating Gerald Ford in 1976 for pardoning Nixon, and don’t get me started on all the skull duggery that went on in Obama’s IRS and national security organizations in order to suppress the opposition.
On the other hand, I don’t remember a high government official who so blatantly sold her office as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and managed to escape jail thanks to an administration and press that completely lacked any interested in the crimes being committed.
If we were to adapt what I’ll call here the “Overby Standard,” all a political criminal would have to do is avoid prosecution while in office then run for president to gain immunity in the future.