David Broder's Priorities
(Guest Post by Big Tent Democrat)
Washington, D.C.: Mr Broder, if you feel Karl Rove is owed an apology from the pundits and writers over Valerie Plame, did you also call for an apology to the Clintons after Ken Starr, the Whitewater investigation and the failed attempt to impeach President Clinton? If not, why not?
David S. Broder: As best, I can recall,I did not call for such an apology. My view, for whatever it is worth long after the dust has settled on Monica, was that when President Clinton admitted he had lied to his Cabinet and his closest assoc, to say nothing of the public, that the honorable thing was for him to have resigned and turned over the office to Vice President Gore. I think history would have been very different had he done that.
So it is the lying to the Cabinet? Clinton's closest associates? The public? Any lie? Or just lies about private sexual matters to questions that never should have been asked in the first place? Or is it lies that have been proven to be so by a 50 million dollar partisan witchhunt? And is it only lies by Presidents? Because, you see Mr. Broder, Mr. Rove lied to the FBI. Mr. Rove lied to the grand jury. You would say he made a mistake I suppose. But at the least, an apology to Mr. Rove seems to be an absurd response for his own mistakes no? On the flip we can discuss more of the Strange Mind of David Broder.
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