The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Uh-huh. With sixteen months to go before the actual election, the press continues to... be the press. And that means getting on the name Clinton like a 2x4 on a baby harp seal.

Over my bowl of cereal this morning, I saw a front page headline on The Washington Post: "CLINTONS' CHARITY NOT LISTED ON SENATE DISCLOSURE FORMS."

Upon reading this, my first, split-second thought was, "This has to be a John Solomon story." Indeed it is, along with a co-reporter. (If you don't know who John Solomon is, he's a reporter whose work has been critiqued--very persuasively, in my view--for hyperventilating over nonexistent scandals by Josh Marshall.)

My second thought, "OK, it's John Solomon, but there has to be more to this story than failing to list charitable contributions." So I read the story. And that's all there is! The scandal is that Clinton failed to disclose some of the money she donated to charity. Not money she earned, money she gave away.