Terrible Things

Following up PGL’s post on folks at the NRO and the Libby trial, here’s Bill Bennett:

But at the same time, we may have just seen the latest and most dramatic example of a troublesome trend of the times in which we live: the criminalization of politics. What was alleged in public—the terrible thing that caused the outrage—was the outing of a classified CIA agent. But this thing, as terrible as it was alleged to be, was not only never proven, it—the gravamen of the whole dispute—was never even charged.

Perhaps Mr. Bennett can tell us, since he’s so mortified by the criminalization of policitics – what was alleged in public – what was the terrible thing that caused the outrage – when Congress decided to impeach President Clinton? Was that terrible thing proven in a court of law, or was Clinton never even charged with that terrible thing?