On May 17th, Sandy Berger, President Bill Clinton’s National Security Adviser, voluntarily gave up his law license and with it the right to practice law. That is a stunning move for an accomplished lawyer, one of the nation’s most influential public officials. Someone should take note. In fact, everyone should.
“Ordinarily, anyone who has spent the time, effort, and money needed to master one of the ‘learned professions’ fights with the utmost determination to keep his license. That is not merely a ticket to practice your chosen profession – it is also a badge of honor and accomplishment. Ask any doctor or lawyer, any architect or CPA, any professional at all, what it means to give that up.
That Berger didn’t fight speaks volumes.
TIMELINE of Sandy Burgular’s activities.
1. When caught, he first blamed Archives employees for misplacing the documents.
2. Then he admitted having taken them inadvertently (this is the point at which he cut the plea deal).
3. Finally, Sandy Burgular acknowledged that he intentionally removed and destroyed documents BUT ONLY after the investigation began to reveal that Sandy Burgular had removed and destroyed them.
The Clintons change clothes and hope you won’t notice their pants:
Sandy Berger’s an official advisor and then he’s merely a friend and an advisor when he’s not merely a friend advising another one, depending, of course, on what the meaning of the word, “is” is.