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Thread #99660   Message #1991829
Posted By: Arne
09-Mar-07 - 03:38 PM
Thread Name: BS: Libby convicted
Subject: RE: BS: Libby convicted
Greg B. said:

Clinton had every right to lie. He was correct to lie. Because
what he and Monica Lewinsky did as consenting adults was the
business of only three people--- Bill Clinton, Monica Lewinsky,
and Hilary Clinton, the woman to whom Bill Clinton had pledged
sexual fidelity. It wasn't Paula Jones' lawyer's business, it
wasn't the grand jury's business it wasn't the special counsel's

The idea that the government can make what happenes between
consenting adults its business is totally uncivilized.

Clinton's only mistake was in not saying 'I'm not going to
answer that question because it's none of your damned business.'

I bet he could have made it stick. To the good of all of society.

Say amen. Greg has it right (and the law backs him up too; perjury requires that the fact be material, something lacking in a consensual blowjob under these circumstances, even if highly embarrassing [which would also go to exclusion at trial in any case under FRE Rule 403]). I was suggesting just that at the time on Usenet; that Clinton should have lied his ass off and told them the moon was made of bleu cheese or just told them to stuff it. But because this was a political witch-hunt more than a legal one, Clinton was conscious of that and not looking for something they could trun against him politically either.