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I plan on being the supreme dictator of the country, if not the world. Therefore, you might want to stay on my good side. Just a hint: ABBA rules!

9.3.07

Newt Gingrich: NOT a hypocrite!

That's good to know, isn't it?

He has a point: Clinton got in trouble for perjury, not adultery. But it still smacks of hypocrisy, because the Republicans back then said a lot more about Clinton than just the perjury, including the fact that he was cheating on his wife. They were paragons of virtue, they claimed, and even if Clinton hadn't lied to a federal judge, they would have torn him down.

This is why I'm sick of "virtuous" politicians. No politician is virtuous. The minute anyone calls another politician on his or her values, you know they're going to get caught doing something equally horrible. So they should just shut up.

Did Clinton lead the country well? I think yes. Did Gingrich do a good job in Congress? For a while. That's all that matters.

Of course, I told Krys this morning that I'm allowed to have an affair as long as she doesn't ask me about it under oath. So there's that. Of course, I suppose it's a two-way street. I don't think I like that. I wonder how Newt would feel if his wife was cheating on him. Of course, we'd have to narrow it down, as he's on his third wife.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Jeff said...

One can always split hairs in an argument. Nothing is never exactly the same circumstance as the thing it is compared to. The question is: should Clinton had been asked about Lewinsky in the first place?

9/3/07 8:32 AM  
Blogger Roger Green said...

For me, the question was: Is lying about sex an impeachable offense? My answer is no.
I'm convinced if Clinton weren't impeached, there would be impeachment procedures going on right now, not over the war, but for the constitutional overreach (those damn signing documents, e.g.)

9/3/07 10:38 AM  
Blogger Ashley said...

If the world had less zealots of every stripe, there would surely be peace.

I personally want a tax refund for all the upscale lunches, Starbucks coffees, and fat paychecks our dollars paid to Ken Starr and his team!

Ok, maybe I don't need a refund. I'll settle for the money being funneled to a fund that pays for more Bradleys and body armour and stuff the soldiers could use right now (assuming this surge continues in Iraq).

10/3/07 8:24 AM  
Blogger JonHendry said...

Perhaps as a corollary: Public religiosity by politicians is worth nada and tells you nothing about the person's morals or character.

Case in point: Bush claimed in a debate that his favorite philosopher was Jesus, but approved the use of torture, and today a wing of Guantanamo is being used to keep known-innocent releasable men in mind-breaking solitary confinement for no apparent reason.

So a person's professed religion isn't worth much if you want to know their morals. At best it might help you get an idea of their rationality, if they believe in someting wacky.

11/3/07 11:41 AM  

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