RUSH: I mentioned this story earlier, and I wanted to get into it in a little bit more detail. It was Sunday in the Washington Post: “Clinton Fights to Keep Impeachment Taboo — After Spat, Campaigns Know to Expect Swift Reprisal for Any Hint of the Scandal.” That’s exactly right. That’s the old testicle lockbox. This story (tapping paper) explains exactly why there have been no defectors, no leakers, no telling-all books from eight years of the Clintons in the White House. They have made it plain: anybody who goes off the reservation is going to be destroyed.
Here are the details: “Senator Hillary Clinton has a new commandment for the 2008 presidential field: Thou shalt not mention anything related to the impeachment of her husband.” A commandment, folks! It’s amazing how she can issue these sweeping orders, these commandments, and the Drive-By Media and any Democrat opponent just falls in line and obeys. Well, we’ll see if they obey. We’ll see if somebody brings up her husband’s impeachment. Now, there’s a great line in this story that was uttered here by her advisor and spokesman, Howard Wolfson. He said, “‘In the end, voters will decide what’s off limits, but I can’t imagine the public will reward the politics of personal destruction.’ Earlier in the week, Wolfson dismissed references to President Clinton’s conduct as ‘under the belt.'” If he really said that, does he know what he said? Of course Clinton’s conduct was under the belt! It was below the belt. It was under the belt. There was no belt! That was the whole point. There couldn’t have been. The politics of personal destruction? Who invented this? It’s always been a part of politics, but I think the Clintons own it.