Monday, January 14, 2008

Hitch Aims at Familiar Target

It's hard to bring up Christopher Hitchens these days without having to launch into either an overheated attack or defense of him. So I'll sidestep that, not so skillfully, and just point you to his latest for Slate:
What do you have to forget or overlook in order to desire that this dysfunctional clan once more occupies the White House and is again in a position to rent the Lincoln Bedroom to campaign donors and to employ the Oval Office as a massage parlor? You have to be able to forget, first, what happened to those who complained, or who told the truth, last time. It's often said, by people trying to show how grown-up and unshocked they are, that all Clinton did to get himself impeached was lie about sex. That's not really true. What he actually lied about, in the perjury that also got him disbarred, was the women. And what this involved was a steady campaign of defamation, backed up by private dicks (you should excuse the expression) and salaried government employees, against women who I believe were telling the truth. ... Yet one constantly reads that both Clintons, including the female who helped intensify the slanders against her mistreated sisters, are excellent on women's "issues."


Blogger elsie said...

thank you. the statement'nobody died when clinton lied' has always made me uncomfortable. a poor justification for inexcusable actions.

6:38 PM  

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