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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Want to blow some conservative minds?

by folkbum

First, ask if they remember Marc Rich. The good ones will remember: Rich, whose wife was a big contributor to the Democratic party and major funder of the Clinton Library, fled to Switzerland in 1983 to avoid tax evasion charges.

Then ask what those conservatives think of Bill Clinton's pardon of Marc Rich. Again, the good ones will get furious: When Rich was pardoned in January, 2001, the right exploded. The Rich pardon was a topic of conversation seemingly for months straight, taking up many hours of FOXNews, talk radio, and Free Republic.

Then--and this is the punchline--ask the conseratives what they think of the idea that all the Republican presidential candidates want to pardon Marc Rich's lawyer.

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