Washington - (Mendacious Mess): Spirits are riding high at last in the GOP today amid reports that Democrats' presidential hopeful Senator Hillary Clinton "has fallen for the oldest trick in the book" and appointed Sandy Berger - the 9/11 evidence-destroying former national security adviser to President Bill Clinton - as a top aide to her campaign.
"The Republicans see Hillary as the greatest threat to their own 2008 campaign," a DC source said today.
"So they turned a blind eye to the gravity of Berger's theft and destruction of highly sensitive classified terrorism documents from the National Archives.
"Why else do you think he was let off with a cursory $50,000 fine and two years probation when they had him and both the Clintons by the short 'n' curlies in 2003?"
Berger was also fired from John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign when the scandal broke and banned from national security clearance until the end of 2008.
Some CIA sources have been rumored to recommend that Berger be used as a stalking horse to weed out White House accomplices who knew about the 9/11 attack up to three years before the event occurred.
The theory has been upheld by internet spread-betting index Aintogottaprayer.com which is quoting odds of 5/4fav that further revelations about Berger's role during the 1992-2000 Clinton years will be used by the GOP to smash Hillary's 2008 campaign "and pave the way for a currently very reticent Condoleezza Rice to surge ahead into orifice."