chiphomme - 4/5/2006 11:49 AM
Sounds more like Clinton. Oh but I forget that sexual misconduct by a President is no big deal.
I think these stings are pretty well sorted out now, and they are clearly not considered entrapment by the courts. The concept of police officers trolling as prostitutes or underage inernet sex opportunities only catches those who were previously disposed to engage in these activities. It does not lure normal people into these situations. I don't find this guy's plight anything deserving of much more than a state enforced opportunity for intimacy for several years with Bubba in a prison cell.
I think your ready reference to Clinton is drawing fire because it is a typical tactic you and others of your political point of view use to de-fuse or diffuse the situation when circumstances are revealed that put a Republican, especially Bush, in a non-complimentary light. The point of that fire is Clinton did not commit any kind of crime with his pecker. Or his libido. His crime was being entrapped by a politically motivated kangaroo court session, wherein he lied about his knobbers outside of his marriage. That has no comparison to sending who you believed to be a kid dumb enough to want to let an old fart touch her, porno picks to get her in the mood for your next move. Yeah, I know you weren't really trying to equate the two, just draw attention away from Bush's administrative failure.
Yeah, Bush did not pick this creep directly. But Bush is responsible for something associated with his staff, isn't he? Isn't there something he can be held responsible for? If not, what the hell is he there for?
One of the contrasts Bush and the Republican's claimed to draw between themselves and Clinton and Democrats was this moral leadership business and restoring honor to the White House. You may not think the President can establish and maintain standards for selecting people in his administration if they are more than one level under him. That, in my opinion, and based on observation of your (and that of the general Republican Bush supporter's) waffling position on this issue of moral fiber, is due to the fact that he hasn't done it, not that he shouldn't have done it. It is right up there with the chant of "no one could have known" that the Bush administration invokes every time it fails to plan for any potential outcome to a situation other than the one they want to have happen, and it slaps them across the face. And kills hundreds to thousands of Americans who depended on them being better.
It is disappointing to me that Bush is such a poor President. Lucky for me, I have escaped the realy dire consequences of his failures. Unfortunately for all of us, guys like you will fabricate cover stories for him. Jim