Sandy Berger In The News Again
By PETE YOST
The Associated Press
Wednesday, October 5, 2005; 4:25 PM
WASHINGTON -- Two days after he was placed on probation last month for taking classified documents, former national security adviser Sandy Berger was accused of reckless driving in Virginia by police who said he was traveling 88 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone.
One pundit theorized that Berger was seen leaving the scene stuffing the ticket down his socks.
It was some misdemeanor. Berger was fined $50,000.00, placed on two years probation, had his security clearance pulled for three years, and has to pay the $6,950.00 administration costs of his probation. Pretty high cost Berger paid for a Presidential legacy that cannot be salvaged. Seems to me the sentencing judge took the offense to be very serious. The probation office reminded Mr. Berger that all infractions of the law, while he was on probation, would be taken very seriously.
Big Bubba will confess that it is difficult to be serious about this case. Sandy Berger admitted to stuffing classified documents down his pants. Later the contrite Sandy Berger said that he had made an "honest mistake." Now that there is funny, I don't care who you are.