Dick Clarke was live on ABC this morning while Rice handled the other two networks. My overwhelming first impression is that it’s a little odd to let a guy who sat for many years in the White House while the Clintons did zippy claiming that the Bushies did “nothing” before 9-11. The nets are playing down the fact that he was a Clinton aide, and they’re certainly not asking the are-you-a-bitter-partisan questions they would ask if the internal dissenter were in a Democratic administration. (Even Colin Powell would have been hammered somewhat if he had done a Clinton-sucks book in 1995.) If Clarke had written a book on Clinton that came out two years ago, he would have been ignored just like Rich Miniter’s book, which cites Clarke, was).