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White House enlists Clinton to run Sestak intervention

Related: White House asked Bill Clinton to talk to Joe Sestak about Senate run

By Ann Telnaes  |  June 1, 2010; 12:00 AM ET
Categories:  Democrats  
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Should read: "He went out and committed acts that were in line with what he was accused of."

Posted by: MyPostEgo | June 2, 2010 8:41 AM | Report abuse

In response to OchamsRazor: as with Nixon, it wasn't so much the act, but the cover up. Clinton lied under oath. That's perjury. That's a crime. To use a somewhat hyperbolic analogy, if someone were on trial for murder, then went out and committed an assault and lied about the assault, that would be a bad thing, right? Clinton was involved in civil litigation related to his acts of sexual harassment. He went out acts that were in line with what he was accused of. Courts have routinely ruled that harassment can occur when there is such an imbalance of power between a superior and a subordinate, even if both parties claim it was consensual.

Also, it seems to me that if the person who committed the act wasn't Bill Clinton, but say the president of an evil corporation like Big Oil, or Big Pharma, or Big Military-Industrial Complex, or Big GOP Machine, some on the left would cry how such activity would prove the moral bankruptcy of our evil capitalist male oligarchical society.

Posted by: MyPostEgo | June 2, 2010 8:37 AM | Report abuse


sailhardy - - - Please don't forget that Bill lied about oral sex. Bush's lies cost us more than 4,500 soldiers' lives, AND he won't even be investigated. An probe of Cheney and Bush by an independent Prosecutor with Kenneth Starr's ENORMOUS numbers of lawyers and money, would likely lead to impeachment of both of those traitors!

Posted by: lufrank1 | June 1, 2010 8:44 PM | Report abuse

MyVoice is right in their perspective. Both sides howl like a kicked dog when it happens to the other side. I believe what is sad; the public in general wouldn't change their stripe for a clean person no matter the costs we incur staying the course. What if we sent someone in that could possibly change the congress? - Obama realizes it today - he should go public and say: "I thought I could, but I can't, so I need the public's help" - Wholesale change of the Congress and the puppet Supreme Court must go. As well all the embedded public paid servants that have corrupted many parts of government as witnessed by the mess with the Minerals dept. The Declaration of Independence says we can throw them out and change "to secure these rights governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that when any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is right of the people to alter or abolish it and institute new government". (Patriots History of the US)

Posted by: quetal | June 1, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Your bad!
according to the law, people have the right to not condemn themselves. Legal consential sex is no one elses business.
Government needs to stay out of people's private lives.

Posted by: OchamsRazor | June 1, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

ANN---Your illustrations of our President make him appear so innocent and naive. Those other two characters look like two guys you would see in the movie "Good Fellows". Your portrayal of him is likened to "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington". His Presidency appears to be a rerun of the Clinton administration with a new guy, who just got off the bus, used as a figure head. Maybe you could of placed a Social Security card sticking out of our President's breast pocket. That seems to be a bigger issue to many rather than exposing political bargaining that has gone on forever in the Capital. But the mainstream media is not allowed to report on that story.

President Obama---I would suggest you pay close attention to all those you are being forced to trust and confide in. It seems that you have been placed into the role of a front man for a continuation of the Clinton political machine which seems to want to overall topple our good way of life in America. Mr. President I would be careful because I fear that machine would scrap you in a New York Minute.

The saddest part of all concerning the leadership and control in Congress and the White House is politics in America appear nothing more than a contest to see who can dig up the most dirt on their political adversaries.

Meanwhile how do American citizens, who are experiencing the roughest times in their current lives and in the the future, ever going to trust their system of government again. How do WE THE PEOPLE regain our influence and control in AMERICA? HONESTY and TRANSPARENCY is a must before we can ever consider our system of government to be a Democracy or even anything that closely resembles one.

Posted by: JONAHandtheFISH | June 1, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Mr. Clinton may have recovered some gravitas in his post White House phase, but he is still a very soiled ex-president, a convicted perjurer, a disbarred lawyer and the only president to be impeached in the 20th Century. He should carry a "use at your own risk" label on his forehead.

Posted by: sailhardy | June 1, 2010 8:42 AM | Report abuse

Politics as usual in the White House. This kind of political activity goes back to the founding of our nation! For the GOP to make this an issue is the ultimate in hypocrisy, since their leaders do the same.

Posted by: MyVoice3 | June 1, 2010 7:58 AM | Report abuse

So what and when will the wag the dog moment occur?

Posted by: carbonhog | June 1, 2010 6:16 AM | Report abuse

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