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    The House voted to impeach Clinton; at the trial in the Senate, they voted to acquit.

    Clinton wasn't impeached (or tried) for having an adulterous affair.  He was impeached for lying to Congress about his adulterous affair and trying to obstruct the investigation.  The publicity about the sex is only what special prosecutor Ken Starr, that monstrous slimy worm, kept in the headlines for a very, very, very long time by leaking everything that was going on during the grand jury investigation (an investigation that is supposed to be secret).

    It's not the dirty deeds that get these guys; it's the lies and the cover-ups.  And, in Clinton's case, the affair only affected his marriage and his personal life, not his ability to govern.

    [For what it's worth, those who said it would take too long to impeach Dumbya and Dickie for lies and war crimes said it would take too long and interfere with the two year prez campaign before the last election.  Clinton's impeachment trial only took 21 days.  To be fair, the list of lies Dumbya and Dickie told Congress, and us, and the world, as well as the war crimes they ordered is much, much longer and involved illegal and unconstitutional war and war crimes (and the attempted cover-up and justification thereof), not mere adultery, so the trial would have probably taken much longer, but the list of lies and war crimes was already well documented, and I think they're still online on various web sites.]

    I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

    by NonnyO on Mon Jan 30, 2012 at 10:17:42 PM PST

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