Ed Driscoll

COOKING THE BOOKS? Bob Novak

COOKING THE BOOKS? Bob Novak says:

The Commerce Department’s painful report last week that the national economy is worse than anticipated obscured the document’s startling revelation. Hidden in the morass of statistics, there is proof that the Clinton administration grossly overestimated the strength of the economy leading up to the 2000 election. Did the federal government join Enron and WorldCom in cooking the books?

Later in the article, note the classic Clintonian “non-denial denial” when Novak first asks then-Undersecretary of Commerce Rob Shapiro, ”Did you cook the books?”.