There is a story, during the marriage between Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman, Carmen walked into their bedroom to find Dennis completely naked with another women sharing with her all of his many inches.Â Incredulous, Carmen gasped and screamed at Dennis with disgust and anger.Â Dennis only looked back at Carmen, indignant and defiant retorting, â€œWhat women, there is no women in this bed.â€
To expect anything less from the tatted freak would be silly and naÃ¯ve, and his persona would probably suffer from any response less outlandish.Â He is Dennis Rodman after all.
While we are unsurprised and tolerate such bombastic actions from characters like Dennis Rodman, we generally expect a little more out of our elected officials.
Responding to the charge that President Bush has acted improperly in his pardon of Scooter Libby for Libbyâ€™s â€œobstruction of justiceâ€ conviction, Bill Clinton said, â€œYouâ€™ve got to understand, this is consistent with their philosophy… (Republicans) believe that they should be able to do what they want to do, and that the law is a minor obstacle.â€
It makes the Dennis Rodman â€œWhat womenâ€¦â€ comment seem so much less ridiculous.
Here are just a few of the â€œminor obstaclesâ€ law could not prevent the Clintonâ€™s from traversing:
Bill Clinton gave missile control technology to China for campaign contributions.
Hillary Clinton authored the legal notes which enabled James McDougal to engage in racketeering, and swindle his bank out of millions.
Bill Clinton was impeached, but escaped conviction.Â He avoided further legal action by agreeing to a suspension of his law license for five years after admitting to â€œobstruction of justiceâ€ (same charge which convicted Libby) in the Monica Lewinskyâ€”Paula Jones scandal.Â Â
The Clinton Administrationâ€™s Travelgate debacle, where long time White House employees were fired so Clinton cronies could run that office, concluded in 2000 with Independent Counsel Robert Ray stating, â€œHillary Clinton has made factually false statements, but there is insufficient evidence to prosecute her.â€
Hillaryâ€™s deceit in Travelgate and in previous dealings of the notorious Whitewater scandal were so egregious, they prompted William Safire, noted columnist and Clinton supporter, to lament, â€œHillary Clinton is a congenital liar.â€
His last day in office, President Clinton doled out pardons to 140 individualsâ€”generous donors to Clinton campaign committees.
Clintonâ€™s commentary, â€œItâ€™s wrong to out that CIA agent, and wrong to try to cover it upâ€”and wrong that no one was ever fired from the White House for doing itâ€, is laughable and insulting when you realize there was no â€œoutingâ€, and early on in his investigation Special Prosecutor Fitzgerald knew who the leaker was (Richard Armitage) and deliberately concealed that fact so he could continue his harassment and interrogation of Bush Administration officers.Â If Clinton had a shred of integrity he would at least acknowledge that simple fact.Â
Truth for the Clintonâ€™s, however, is not recognition of established fact; truth is any commentary or statement which advances their personal agenda.
â€œYouâ€™ve got to understandâ€, if you protect a member of your cabinet from a vicious and unethical prosecution, who was entrapped by a zealous prosecutor with an agenda, â€œconsistent with your philosophyâ€ you are skirting that â€œminor obstacleâ€ called the â€œlawâ€, but if you repeatedly prostitute the office of the presidency for your own financial advancement, pay off favors with not one pardon, but 140 of them, well youâ€™re just a good American, and the drive by media will support you every step of the way by refusing to focus on this abuse of power as long as you embrace their socialist ideology.
For leftists, there is nothing so nefarious as virtue and nothing so offensive as the truth.
Next year when Hillary Clinton becomes the Democrat nominee for president, it will be reassuring to know this is the best candidate the party of the donkey could find its way to bring to the American people.Â It will be nice to know they couldnâ€™t find a candidate with just a little bit of integrity, someone with just a little bit of character and honor, and someone who might evoke just a shred of respect from the people.
Someone like Dennis Rodman.
Copyright 2007 Jim Pontillo