Ed Driscoll

The Appearance Of Impropriety

Betsy Newmark writes:

Remember when the Democrats used to be critical of anything that Republicans did that gave off the appearance of impropriety. We heard this phrase over and over during the Reagan and first Bush’s administrations as a justification for all sorts of hearings into possible malfeasance. It didn’t matter if someone had actually done something wrong, just if it seemed fishy to the American people.

Now the Obama campaign has decided that the connection between Joe Biden and his son’s job working for the a credit card company and his vote for the bankruptcy bill, a bill that Obama opposed, is not a concern.

As Betsy notes, “that whiff of impropriety that Democrats were always so troubled about now doesn’t seem to smell so bad when something seems fishy about Democratic connections”–such as these.