Uncomfortable Reminder? Why Is the Washington Post Uncomfortable?
Special Contacts Aided Release By Glenn Kessler Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, August 6, 2009 Former president Bill Clinton's central role in the return of two journalists detained by North Korea has once again cast a spotlight on his vast web of financial and political contacts, a network that troubled senators who weighed whether to confirm his wife as secretary of state. In the case of the detainees, Clinton tapped wealthy business people to execute a mission that, without a special federal waiver for the aircraft to travel to North Korea, would have been illegal. A few weeks ago, one of his business contacts had the ear of Hillary Rodham Clinton in her role as secretary of state, an uncomfortable reminder of the former president's far-flung interests and associates.
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_____________________________________ In the uncomfortable reminder department, the Washington Post might better reflect on its benign support of an eight-year lapse of national morals a…