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ARTICLE II, SECTION 2: "The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment."
Dear Representative Burton, Senator Specter, Members of the House Government Reform Committee and Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee:
Here is a novel idea:
How about we leave the Clintons alone and move on with bipartisanship? What about realizing that he could pardon whomever he wants and that the likelihood that he and Hillary would have sabotaged their own lucrative futures -- by accepting bribes of a few hundred thousand (as alleged so far) when they can get millions in book fees, memoirs, and speaking fees (for the president) -- is astoundingly low?
What some of their relatives and friends did to take advantage of their connection to them isn't their fault. It happens to lots of famous people. Their relatives become leeches and personnas non grata! Also, it would be in our best interests to not disgrace the ex-president, and thereby this country, by dragging him down.
It is very, very unlikely any quid pro quo will be shown, and then the damage will have been done. If you're in the least bit proud of this country,
remember that the perception of ex-presidents and what we do to them, infects our national conscientiousness, and influences perceptions about us around the world.
Money buys influence in D.C. People pretending they are shocked about this gives me a rash. Virtually every politician is getting money from people who expect something in return (a quid pro quo). Is it bribery? Of course. Is it illegal? If so, we need to put bars on the doors and windows of the House and Senate. The only solution I hear from Bush is to reduce union donations. Yeah, he's real concerned about the corrupting influences of legal bribery in our system. Almost as concerned as he is about running in '04.
I voted for Nixon and he disgraced his office and this country, but I was glad to see him come back as an elder statesman. After all, he was president and I granted him some respect, even after Watergate, because of that! If George W. Bush and his supporters need to drag Clinton down to make themselves look good, it's not only sad, but it will damage them in the long run, too! Is this too much to hope for? Probably!
"REVOLUTION RANT": WE ARE IN TROUBLE