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Sunday, April 24, 2005

Dispatches from the "He's not my president" Department

Clinton impeachment was retaliation for Nixon, says retiring congressman

Republican Congressman Henry Hyde made some surprising comments Thursday on the impeachment hearings of President Bill Clinton...

The veteran DuPage County congressman acknowledged that Republicans went after Clinton in part to enact revenge against the Democrats for impeaching President Richard Nixon 25 years earlier.

Andy Shaw asked Hyde if the Clinton proceedings were payback for Nixon's impeachment.

"I can't say it wasn't, but I also thought that the Republican party should stand for something, and if we walked away from this, no matter how difficult, we could be accused of shirking our duty, our responsibility," said Hyde.
I didn't leave the Republican Party, the Republican Party left me. There was a time I liked Henry Hyde. Even made ads to help get him some of his better ideas about protection of 3rd and 4th Amendment Rights passed, despite the best efforts of his wacked-out brethren...

Yeah, I wrote/created that. And others. But Hyde lost me that same year when a Blue Dress became a bloody shirt for his gang of House Managers, all of them all the while knowing what thin ice Hyde and many others who shall remain nameless (but probably not for long), were standing.

I don't mind people of less than perfect character because then I'd have to not like myself. I'd also have no clients. But I never trust anyone who measures others up for a coffin with their own busted ruler. Those people make my R-Complex wind up like a turbine. They make me wanna fight. And I like fights, and I'm good at it, and I don't like that in myself.

Good luck, Henry. The rest is what you make of it.

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