The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
Tuesday, March 09, 2004
After the permafrosted Kerry MIA affair, Bush and the Harken Energy 'insider trading' affair
A piece at Body and Soul, sparked by a Boston Globe letter comparing poor Martha Stewart's judicial woes with the pass that Bush got on his sale of Harken Energy Corp stock in 1990 , suggests that the Dems start a cacerolazo over the issue.
Why did the story not take off in 2000? The piece cites a long WaPo article - still online! - dated July 30 1999 by George Lardner and Lois Romano on the subject - which ran, it says on page A1.
And putting a piece on the front page of WaPo is, as we've found out (February 10),
like writing a memo to the White House.
So what happened?
The parallel with the Sydney Schanberg allegations about John Kerry's misfeasance over the POW/MIA issue (work back from March 7 piece) is eery.
I'm fairly certainly folk have done work on (what I'm assuming was) the lack of a persistent Harken press pack in 2000, and I'd rather not reinvent the wheel. The symmetry is appealing, though.
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