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  •  This is straight out of The Day of the Jackal (17+ / 0-)

    The original.  A high level security breach when a Cabinet minister blabs top secret stuff to his mistress, who is a mole.

    •  To the Netflix mobile... (1+ / 0-)
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      "And now we know that government by organized money is just as dangerous as government by organized mob." -- FDR

      by Mogolori on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 07:48:23 PM PST

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    •  that's why I was so angry at Bill Clinton for his (3+ / 0-)
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      "indiscretions." Monica might have been just some sweet thing of an intern (it was so romantic- he turned her on to leaves of grass...) but the next cutie to come along might really have been a plant if it went well the first time. Security "breeches"...

      •  Me too. Except I was angriest (4+ / 0-)

        at him for the wheres and whens of his dalliances with Monica, and mostly, the fact that he chose a relatively innocent, totally naive GIRL (yes, she was a young woman, but she was also a sheltered rich girl) for his fun.

        She was not mature enough to handle the situation and clearly believed he would leave Hilary for her.  This was one of those power differentials that makes rules against professor-student/boss-employee dalliances unethical.  He should have known so much better.  To me it was like a psychological self-loathing/self-sabotage move on his part, it was so damn stupid.

        I don't condone him lying to his wife, or daughter, or close friends.  But you never know what arrangements married people have.  I know married people who have rather relaxed rules about indiscretions that are purely physical in nature and when "what goes on the road stays on the road."

        Our beloved Big Dog could have chosen any number of smart, consenting, discreet and safe adults who'd have as much to lose as him should an affair go public.  But he chose a child, toyed with her affections, and carelessly betrayed the faith his public (and his family) had in him.  

        Not worth impeachment, but it took me a long time to stop being angry at him.

        "The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion." - Bodhidharma

        by hopesprings on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 10:02:59 PM PST

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        •  thanks. you said it better. that's what I think (1+ / 0-)
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          also. And at the very same time that they were accusing him of perjury by "lying on a deposition," I was on a jury for a felonious sexual assault charge. The lawyer began the day by simply explaining to us what a deposition is and how it saves a whole lot of courtroom time because everybody has agreed to and signed off on the main story and the testimony can go on unimpeded. And so when, later that day, he held out the deposition and asked the plaintiff the innocuous question "Is this your signature, on the document you signed in my office.." she was supposed to say "yes" and they would continue on. Unfortunately for our plaintiff, you could read her mind clearly across her face as she thought 'oh shit- maybe I wasn't s'pozed to be talking to these people. Maybe I'm in trouble now. I'll just um- LIE, yeah, that's the ticket.'

          There was an audible gasp in the courtroom, as everyone from the bailiff to the last audience member realized that a.) she lied about a simple truth and b.) wanna bet she's lying about the rest of it?

          Her lawyer, also realizing how duped he'd been by this client, spent two more 45 min sessions trying to change the subject and lead her back around to just answering that question from the other side, but she stuck to her lie through her lack of understanding of what a legal deposition is, even though she was there when we learned about it...

          Her lawyer worked and worked and finally just went quietly through the motions, knowing his case was lost and also wanting out. He did so well on that weird case and on another one that I also sat on, that I was so impressed I got up off my duff and found a way to finish college.

          As for the Big Dog- well when he wasn't messin' around with Monica, he was bringing us NAFTA. So I guess I stopped being a democrat back around 1998.

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