Washington is subject to little fits of scandal, or maybe scandal wannabee. We seem to be having one now.
Today's list includes a scandal over the Internal Revenue Service's scrutiny of conservative groups, another over the Justice Department's scrutiny of journalists, a third over Benghazi. I've seen headlines wondering if we are headed back to something like the bad old days of Richard Nixon. I was alive then and working then and, trust me, the answer is no. Or better, hell no.
We don't have an enemies list in this White House that I know of. No pro-Nixon group has broken into Democratic headquarters. And we have not, thank heavens, had the kind of anger amongst the pols and the people we had then.
Pols? We've not seen the president sweating under the lights saying things like, "I am not a crook." The House has not debated resolutions of impeachent against Obama as it did against Nixon. Back during Watergate Nixon supporters yelled at reporters covering the story, "We'll get you!" None of that now…so far.
The situation today really isn't so hysteria-fraught. Let's all take a deep breath and resolve not to go crazy. It's just Washinton; it'll pass.