Originally posted by: xxxxxJohnGaltxxxxx
Originally posted by: alchemize
NO the issue about Clinton never was the cigar... If he had just toed the line and said "no comment", or "none of your bidness", it would have been slightly scandalous, but no more than any other carousing politician. It was the brazen public lying about it, even under oath, that followed. So it wasn't simply "that sexual relation only hurt 2 people" or a BJ or whatever all the Clinton Apologists (ooh see how creative I am in making that one up?) like to tag it as. It was the attempted and failed cover up.
Good point and nice usage of "Clinton Apologists." The ol' "we like him, so we don't care if he lied under oath, since only 2 people were hurt" is the major plank in the CA's platform.
I definitely agree - the cover up was worse than the crime. As it often is. I think most liberals around here can admit that Clinton certainly had his share of problems. At least I can. What's indeed rarer is for some of the conservative types to ever admit Bush can do wrong too. No man is perfect. Frankly, I have a big problem with government secrecy - it's certainly something worth looking at. The lack of transparancy with this administration is well-established and it seems like every accusation, even the ones with some substance, is dismissed out of hand as "liberal paranoia."