JANUARY 26, 1998
My take on the scandal story
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There are two Thomas Jefferson quotes I feel compelled to share with you. "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be...The people cannot be safe without information. Where the press is free, and every man is able to read, all is safe". He also noted that "The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but the newspapers." Last week in this space (two days before the stuff hit the fan, and two days after having read Matt Drudges Report)) I wrote of Newsweeks spiking the Michael Isikoff story which would have introduced the country to Monica Lewinsky. Now that the nation has caught fire with the controversy several elements are kinda interesting.

Teddy Roosevelt once said, "Patriotism means to stand by the county. It does NOT mean to stand by the President or any other public official save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extend that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country." Most reasonable people acknowledge that there should not be a rush to judgement unless or until all the significant facts are known. However, far from being a "rush to judgment" this apparent national epiphany is the product of one of the longest stalls in public awareness (with the possible exception of alleged CIA drug involvement). Bill Clinton is, and has been known to be a philanderer. Notwithstanding legal semantics and rhetorical hair splitting, we already know:
  1. Bill Clinton has been unfaithful to his wife.
  2. Bill Clinton has lied about his infidelity. Note: His nationally televised protestations regarding Gennifer Flowers, and now reports of admitting the relationship under oath in a sworn deposition.
  3. Bill Clinton has instructed former paramours to lie about their intimate relationships. Even the networks are replaying the tape of Clinton telling Flowers to deny everything.
Lying, obstruction of justice, abuse of power under the color of authority are not anomalies for the Clinton administration or for Bill Clinton. A long list of growing evidence suggests that rather than the exception, lying, obstruction, and abusing power are the rule, standing operating procedure for Clinton. Charles Caleb Colton once noted, "He that is good, will infallibly become better, and he that is bad, will as certainly become worse, for vice and virtue and time are three things that never stand still."