Monday, October 24, 2005

The Republican Party: Hypocrisy Personified

Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison entered into the realm of extreme hypocrisy yesterday when she uttered the following words on Meet The Press regarding the CIA Leak Scandal that is dogging the White House:

"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..."

This is the same Republican Senator who voted to convict Bill Clinton and remove him from office in 1999 for guess what?....Perjury.

Here is what she said on the Senate floor Feb. 17, 1999:

"I do not hold the view of our Constitution that there must be an actual, indictable crime in order for an act of a public officer to be impeachable. It is clear to this Senator that there are, indeed, circumstances, short of a felony criminal offense, that would justify the removal of a public officer from office, including the President of the United States. Manifest injury to the Office of the President, to our Nation and to the American people and gross abuse of trust and of public office clearly can reach the level of intensity that would justify the impeachment and removal of a leader."

It is astounding that one person could be so disingenious and hypocritical, let alone an entire political party. Let's see if I understand the logic of the right...If you lie about sex you deserve punishment and removal from government, but if you lie about national security and war, it is a technicality. Hutchison also voted against allowing witnessess to testify in defense of President Clinton at his impeachment trial. That sounds fair!

There is simply no defense possible for this Republican hypocrisy. You right-wingers have no leg to stand on. What about the "rule of law?" Oh, I guess that only applies to Democrats. Pathetic.

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