Bush admin riddle

Q: What do you get for admitting to a grand jury that you destroyed and stole national security documents in order to cover up a crime committed by your boss in the Reagan administration?

A: A job in the Bush administration.

Paul Wolfowitz's to be exact (because he did such a bang up job, he got a promotion): "Another familiar name joins the Bush administration," writes Laura Rozen. "The LAT has the story:
In 1987, Robert L. Earl told a grand jury that he had destroyed and stolen national security documents while working for Lt. Col. Oliver L. North during the Iran-Contra scandal.
Now, he sits in one of the most coveted offices in the Pentagon as chief of staff to Gordon R. England, acting deputy secretary of Defense. Earl has clearance to review the kinds of classified documents he once destroyed.
...
England's chief of staff is the latest figure from the Iran-Contra scandal to play a role in the Bush administration."
It's also worth noting that a Nexis search reveals that absolutely no other news outlet has even mentioned Earl's pending confirmation. LA Times article best line:
"Common Cause spokeswoman Mary Boyle noted that some of President Clinton's nominees got into trouble for hiring illegal immigrants for domestic work."
(War and Piece)

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