Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Perjury: It's OK, If You're A Republican
Kay Bailey Hutchison, then:
The perjury committed in the second example was an attempt to impede, frustrate, and obstruct the judicial system in determining how the man was injured or killed, when, and by whose hand, in order to escape personal responsibility under the law, either civil or criminal. Such would be an impeachable offense. To say otherwise would be to severely lower the moral and legal standards of accountability that are imposed on ordinary citizens every day. The same standard should be imposed on our leaders. Nearly every child in America believes that President Washington, as a child himself, did in fact cut down the cherry tree and admitted to his father that he did it, saying simply: `I cannot tell a lie.' I will not compromise this simple but high moral principle in order to avoid serious consequences to a successor President who may choose to ignore it.Kay Bailey Hutchison, now:
I certainly hope that if there is going to be an indictment that says something happened, that it is an indictment on a crime and not some perjury technicality where they couldn’t indict on the crime so they go to something just to show that their two years of investigation were not a waste of time and dollars.The difference? Back then, a Democrat was president. Now, it's a Republican president and his staff that are under the gun. Perjury's OK, If You're A Republican.
"Born without the irony gene," I have also seen it said of her. That appears to be undeniably true.
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