On Hillary, Bill Clinton, Larry Flynt and Impeachment

Joseph A. Palermo provides the following interesting blog post regarding Bill Clinton’s Impeachment, one of only two to ever occur to a US President.  Democrats are forgetful when it comes to Bill Clinton’s impeachment, and Republicans are reluctant to mention it.  The question voters need to be asking themselves is, “Do you really want Bill Clinton back in the White House?”  Now I know many Democrats, especially the Bill-lovers can think of nothing finer.  Some how they believe things were better, and will be better again, with Bill standing in the wings to advise and lead Hillary.  Sort of like a Democratic Chaney.  But ask yourself this, “Will Hillary tolerate being upstaged by Bill?”  Once in the White House will Hillary even allow Bill to be present?  Right now we are getting a good look at what a Hillary administration would be like.  She will be surrounded by the likes of Ann Lewis, Mark Penn, and others directly involved in her campaign.  At the same time, Bill has his own staff of advisers and shills, but they are not part of Hillary’s campaign, they in fact are the outsiders, looking in.  And the fact is, the Hillary staffers loath the Bill staffers.  What does Bill have to loose?  He’s been impeached, but now he can’t be removed from office.  He says anything he wishes, even things that Hillary’s staff have to go back and clean up.  No, I don’t expect Bill will have a role in a Hillary White House.  And Political Night Train also predicts, if Hillary can win the general election, she will be the second Clinton impeached. 

Nine years ago, on December 19, 1998, the House of Representatives impeached President William Jefferson Clinton. On that day, amidst the holiday decorations and office parties, the Republican-dominated House of Representatives, with Tom DeLay leading the charge, voted to approve two out of four Articles of Impeachment that the Judiciary Committee had sent to the House floor. Article I, perjury in the grand jury, passed 228 to 206; Article II, perjury in the Paula Jones deposition failed, 229 to 205; Article III, obstruction of justice, passed 221 to 212; and Article IV, abuse of power, lost 285 to 148. All of the articles of impeachment directly related to Clinton’s consensual sexual relationship with a woman who preferred to keep it private, and who had not accused him of sexual harassment.


4 Responses

  1. December 19, 2007

    Sen. Hillary Clinton
    4420 North Fairfax Drive
    Arlington, VA 22203

    Re: Seasons of Discontent; a Presidential Occupation Project

    Dear Senator Clinton:

    I am writing to announce a new initiative of Voices for Creative Nonviolence and several peace and justice groups in the earliest races of the presidential campaign, SODaPOP, or “Seasons of Discontent; a Presidential Occupation Project.” We at the Washington Peace Center are joining VCNV in this campaign, and are inviting activists to come to Iowa and New Hampshire from around the nation “to bring nonviolent civil resistance and civil disobedience to the campaign offices and headquarters of Presidential candidates, both Republican and Democrat, who do not publicly declare that they will take the necessary concrete steps to end the Iraq war, to rebuild Iraq, to forswear military attacks on other countries such as Iran, and to fully fund the Common Good in the U.S.”

    Please sign the enclosed promise and return it to our office by FAX (VCNV) or mail (WPC) as soon as possible. In the event that the pledge is not signed and returned, participants may deliver another copy your offices in both Iowa and Arlington and wait for your positive response. We assure you that any “occupations” will be nonviolent and respectful of your staff. Despite our disappointment in your repeated threats to continue and possibly to extend the current illegal war, we have hopes that an occupation of your office will not be necessary. We hope that this letter or if need be, our actions will help you to take the action you will need to take if you will be part of the solution for our country’s crisis.

    This matter is extremely urgent and we hope to hear a positive response from you immediately. Please feel free to call the Washington Peace Center at 202-234-2000 with questions or concerns.

    Enclosed is a copy of the promise proposal, originally posted at CounterPunch.org on August 30. We eagerly wait your signature on this document.


    Pete Perry,
    On behalf of the Washington Peace Center

    As candidate for the office of the President of the United States of America, I, Senator Hillary Clinton promise to:
    ∑ Complete withdrawal of the U.S. military forces from Iraq and Afghanistan within 100 days of assuming the office of President of the United States.
    ∑ Complete halt to any and all military actions — including ground, air and naval against Iraq and Iran.
    ∑ Press Congress for full funding for the reconstruction of Iraq to repair the damage caused over these past 17 years of economic and military warfare that the U.S. and its allies waged against Iraq.
    ∑ Press Congress for full funding of the Common Good in the U.S. to rebuild our education and health care systems; to create jobs training programs for jobs that pay a living wage; to provide universal health care for all; to rebuild our country’s inner cities, especially New Orleans and the Gulf Coast; and to initiate a campaign on the scale of a new Tennessee Valley Authority and Rural Electrification Project of the Great Depression era to create affordable, safe and sustainable alternative forms of energy and energy consumption; and for other vital social programs.
    ∑ Press Congress for full funding for the highest quality health care, education and jobs training benefits for veterans of our country’s Armed Services.
    ∑ Furthermore, as a member of the United States Senate I will vote against any additional funding for the Iraq war other than those funds that are essential to fund the complete and immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.
    ∑ Publicly commit to oppose the use of U.S. military forces against Iran, Pakistan or any other opening front in the so-called “war on terror.”

    _______________________________________ _________ 2007
    Signature date
    Please FAX signed copy to Voices for Creative Nonviolence, 773-878-4163

  2. It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native criminal class except Congress.

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  4. Speaking of Bill Clinton:

    It is opined that Bill Clinton committed racist hate crimes, and I am not free to say anything further about it.

    Respectfully Submitted by Andrew Y. Wang, J.D. Candidate
    B.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1996
    Messiah College, Grantham, PA
    Lower Merion High School, Ardmore, PA, 1993

    (I can type 90 words per minute, and there are probably thousands of copies on the Internet indicating the content of this post. Moreover, there are innumerable copies in very many countries around the world.)
    “If only it were possible to ban invention that bottled up memories so they never got stale and faded.” Off the top of my head—it came from my Lower Merion High School yearbook.

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