jamminjames - 10/30/2004 8:51 PM
...How convenient you left out the main point about Klinton. The main issue is not that he got a BJ, the bigger deeper issue is that he looked America in the eye and lied about it. Period.
Now before you-know-who goes off about Bush "lieing"; he didn't lie - he made decisions based on the information he had at the time, which later proved to be different...
You-know-who - you are so predictable in what your responses will be I thought I would beat you to the punch...[:D]
Clinton's lies hurt no one but himself and his family. And, while it is a shame he lied, at the time he was being investigated for having not lost his investment in Whitewater (a whopping $45,000 or so) when the land deal went bankrupt, not for getting a blow job in the White House. The judge hearing the testimony agreed it was not pertinent to the case, and Clinton apparently figured he could spare his wife and daughter the public humiliation that followed.
For those of us convinced Bush is lying, by the way, it is far more objectionable to hear him voluntarily spew whoppers at the American people, looking them right in the eye, that results in the death of their kids, or fathers or mothers or sisters or brothers. I don't know about you, but I suspect if I were asked by a prosecutor, while giving testimony in an investigation of passing bad checks, some very personal and embarassing questions about what I might have been doing with my penis, I just might try to ignore the question, or lie.
The questions Clinton lied about had nothing to do with the Whitewater investigation. The judge agreed. Clinton's lies were intended to protect his family and they had no bearing on any affairs of State, or any other Americans who were not involved. The subjects Bush is lying about are causing Americans to lose their lives. I see the scope of the error in judgement to be much more severe for Bush since his lies affect all of America in a very obviously detrimental way. Bush's lies are intended to benefit Bush at the expense of America. Big difference in my mind.
But, if you are convinced the President is so stupid to have made all these gross errors of judgement innocently, well, I guess Clinton lied and Bush should just have a job where he can't hurt people anymore. Jim