Even though the editorial in today’s Washington Post admits that Sandy “Sticky Finger” Berger’s walking off with classified papers was “reprehensible,” the real villains are elsewhere…

“[I]t’s hard not to be repulsed by the reaction to the affair by President Bush’s campaign spokesmen and Republicans in Congress,” opines the WaPo. “They have suggested, without foundation, that Mr. Berger took the papers to benefit Mr. Kerry, who says that he knew nothing of the matter; House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has spoken, with gross hyperbole, of a ’national security crisis.’”

I don’t know about you, but I don’t think it’s crazy to fret over those papers Mr. Berger mislaid. 

There was a reason they were classified.