Where are the big, bold type headlines on the 'aggravated' DWI arrest of Sidney Blumenthal? Why wasn't it front page news, above the fold? Last Monday morning in the early hour of 12:30 a.m., on the eve of the New Hampshire primary, Blumenthal was pulled over in his rented car after being followed for a mile and a half by Sgt. Mike Masella, one of the arresting officers.
Who is Sidney Blumenthal? He is a long time Clinton crony. He's known both Clintons since their college days. Blumenthal is an unpaid senior adviser to Hillary's campaign now.
Blumenthal was clocked at a speed of 70 mph in a 30 mph zone. More than twice the legal limit. Because of the excessive speed, the adjective of 'aggravated' was added to his charge. He told the arresting officers that he was returning to his hotel from a restaurant in Manchester. He was asked if he was a part of one of the campaigns and he replied yes, with the Clinton campaign. He refused a Breathalyzer and failed a field sobriety test. He was handcuffed, booked, and fingerprinted. He was held for four hours, standard operating procedure in New Hampshire. He posted bail and was released. Arraignment is later this month.
He retained a New Hampshire lawyer.
The attorney calls it nothing more than a traffic violation.
Blumenthal is the Clinton hack made famous in the early 1990's for going after critics of Bill Clinton. He was viciously effective against a group of Arkansas state troopers who were talking about Bill's adulterous behavior. Blumenthal wrote articles in the The New Yorker stating the troopers were guilty themselves of attempted fraud, marital infidelity and drunken driving.
Today Blumenthal is a journalist and author. He is a senior fellow for the New York University Center on Law and Security. Ironic title, no? The Clintons are known for neither being true stewards of the rule of law or the security of our country.
If the senior political advisor to a Republican candidate's campaign with a name like, say, Karl Rove was attached to the story, what do you think would have been the press coverage?
Would it just be a traffic violation?