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    •  I see your point and sympathize, el vasco, (7+ / 0-)

      but I also take into consideration the shellacking her family had taken from the media and the Wingers and the cumulative effect it would have on most any human being.

      And I forgive her, taking all that into consideration, for a godawful moment of cowardice. She is a creature of politics, too, after all. She regards the direction the wind is blowing. If having her character assassinated time and time again for 8 long years caused her a moment of weakness, in which she chose political expediency over what her heart was surely telling her, I will not fault her. Her very public humiliation is something I will never face. And her vote to go to war is one I will never have to make.

      I don't feel qualified to maintain that grudge. But I do understand and respect your feelings on the matter and would make no judgment regarding them either.

      I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it. - Paul Krugman

      by Gentle Giant on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 07:35:08 AM PDT

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      •  well stated. but i can't forgive on this one. (7+ / 0-)

        Her collapse on the Iraq war tells me that she could do it again,  to protect her "legacy" or some other jive reason.  I have the same doubts about Obama, but so far, no new wars.  Other than the drone project, which is a new moral/tactical problem to think through.

        Plus--what I'm maintaining is not a grudge--it's an assessment of character.

        Plus--I want to return to the idea that at one point I saw my own son in jeopardy.  That had a remarkable clarifying effect.

        ecstatically baffled

        by el vasco on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 07:46:11 AM PDT

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