Thursday, June 12, 2008

Ye Shall Be Known By The Company Ye Keep

Are we judged by the company we keep? Most of us would say yes. Another Way of saying Birds of a feather flock together. Ex-Friends of Barack in "The Wall Street Journal" on-line seems to make the same point.
It turns out that Jim Johnson was not the man Barack Obama thought he knew.
Seems we've heard this line before.
Mr. Johnson now joins an intriguing and growing list of Mr. Obama's ex-associates that includes the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Father Michael Pfleger, and former terrorist bomber William Ayers. We might call this list eclectic, except that there is a consistent pattern of bad judgment followed by an initial defense, then followed by rapid disassociation and regret that none of them were the men Mr. Obama "knew."
Could there be another in the near future?
We can only wonder if Eric Holder, who is also among Mr. Obama's veep vetters, will be the next to join this club. As Deputy Attorney General in the Clinton Administration, he played a role in the Marc Rich pardon that also deserves to be fully vetted – all the more so if Mr. Holder is on the short list to be Mr. Obama's Attorney General.
Senator Obama emphasizes "Change" as something needed in Politics. Is this the kind of "Change" we deserve?

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