January 26, 2008

10 Years Ago

I don't want to get too political here, but I found The many lies of Bill Clinton an interesting, short article.
Barack Obama this week seemed amazed and befuddled when former President Bill Clinton blatantly lied about various remarks the Democratic senator and presidential aspirant made on the campaign trail. His befuddlement may give evidence of Obama’s inexperience. After all, it was 10 years ago tomorrow that Clinton looked right into a TV lens — thus looking every American in the eye — and told us a bold-faced, despicable lie...

What resulted from the lie was a yearlong impeachment battle that would lastingly poison the American political system. It should make Americans wary of letting Bill Clinton anywhere near the White House ever again.

Clinton’s lies about Obama this week show that he has not changed one bit. Former Clinton aide Gregory Craig, who was at his side during most of the Lewinsky scandal, now is an adviser for Obama. This week, he put it best about the man he knows so well: “Events raise the question, if Hillary’s campaign can’t control Bill, whether Hillary’s White House could.”

Was the Right right about the Clintons?

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