Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Cleaning up the mess

Done something you're not proud of? Want the stench of corruption washing out? Then why not try smearing the people likely to investigate you? Or threaten to veto their reappointment.
It's the BAe Saudi corruption scandal again. Well, sort of. There's that scandal and then the scandal of the cover-up on national security grounds and now this scandal of undermining efforts to investigate the cover-up. It isn't going to go away and threatening all sorts to try to brush it aside will leave an enormous stain on the government. I suppose the only question is if the stain of blocking and undermining investigations is bigger than the stain of the actual corruption in the first place.

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