I got a call the other day from a woman who wanted to know why I liked President Clinton so much. Huh? It was news to me.
In her view, if I can’t give Republican George Nethercutt a free pass for breaking his word to step down this year, I must be a Clinton-lover. Weird logic.
We may be terrible, but the other party is even worse. George Nethercutt is the guy who defeated House Speaker Tom Foley in 1994. Nethercutt is now breaking his commitment to serve no more than three terms.
When the President admitted he had lied to the country about Monica what’s-her-name, Nethercutt called for Clinton’s resignation saying, “Your word is your bond, whether it’s your public life or private life. The honorable thing for him to do is resign.”
Republicans braved negative public opinion to impeach Mr. Clinton for lying under oath. Was it just because he was a Democrat? These same Republicans are rushing to the defense of Mr. Nethercutt, who broke his oath. National Republicans are funding a $200,000 ad blitz attacking, well . . . us! U.S. Term Limits. My group.
What did we do? Well, we put the issue of term limits and the issue of integrity dare I say it? Above party, either party, any party. I’d rather be right than be Republican or Democrat. As Rep. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma says, “I don’t want to be associated with people that tell Americans one thing and do another.”
This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.