Well, payback is a bitch, ain’t it?
Who remembers that Bill Clinton was handed an October surprise by a partisan hack special prosecutor when he was running against Bush the Elder?
Lawrence Walsh, in the final hours of the election, handed down an indictment against defense secretary under Reagan, Caspar Weinberger, for the “arms for hostages” deal, charging that Bush, as vice president, knew of the illegal deal.
Clinton applauded it, saying it exposed to the world that he was running against a “culture of corruption.” Many say this handed Clinton his victory. (That, and Bush checking out his wristwatch during a debate with Clinton, making it seem like he had better things to do other than debate this green backbencher from Arkansas.)