Skip to comments.Eight House Dems Back Impeachment Probe (Demsheviks in action)
Posted on 01/08/2006 7:35:22 AM PST by dbostan
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It's not as simple as seeing the glass half full or half empty.
Let's dispose of Gore first. Slick Willy was slick. That's how he got that name. I've met people who worked for him until they realized what he was. They despised him, but they were still in awe of his abilty to work a crowd and charm people.
Gore, OTOH, couldn't do what Slick got away with. Sure the media would have tried to keep up a facade to make him look good, but it would be like me trying to pass myself off as Tom Selleck. I can be smooth and charming, but I am undertall for my weight and more often compared to Michael Moore. Some things just cannot be papered over.
By not allowing a full trial, the GOP leaders gave credence to the notion that it was just about oral sex with a consenting adult when it was so much more than that. Sure everyone loves sex. Consensual sex. What he did was brutal and forced and even the crowd that likes rough sex isn't in favor of forced, violent rape. Okay, some are, but the majority of normal people aren't and a real trial would have revealed more of that.
Consider this. Had the Senate still not voted to convict after seeing the evidence, they too would have paid a price at the next election. As it was, the GOP Senate leadership made the House Managers look like petty prudes prying into someone's personal life and it was they who paid the price.
Oh how things could be different if people were just not afraid to do the right thing and let the chips fall where they may.
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