Lying Your Way Into War? Apparently Not a Scandal

At least according to our media.

The Atlantic's Marc Ambinder wants to know what people think is "the best (or worst) Republican political scandal of the decade?"  Ambinder offers four choices:

Not mentioned?  The Bush administration lying its way into a war of choice, listening in on the phone conversations of Americans, torture, Abu Ghraib, putting an unqualified crony in charge of FEMA, the US Attorneys firing, outing a CIA operative to get back at her husband, etc.

I don't think Ambinder is unique in his view of what constitutes a major political scandal, not by any stretch of the imagination.  But when the political/media elite come to view the possibility that Larry Craig tried to pick up a guy in an airport as more scandalous than Abu Ghraib, warrantless wiretapping of Americans, or the dishonest march to war against a country that didn't attack us, we're in pretty bad shape.

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