Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The wisdom of Kay Bailey Hutchison

Now, lest you think from my earlier post, that Senator Hutchison is just all about defending Republican treason, let me point out she has sometimes expressed wiser views.

From, of all people, Alec Baldwin quoting KBH at Huffingtonpost:

"I do not hold the view of our Constitution that there must be an actual, indictable crime in order for an act of a public officer to be impeachable. It is clear to this Senator that there are, indeed, circumstances, short of a felony criminal offense, that would justify the removal of a public officer from office, including the President of the United States. Manifest injury to the Office of the President, to our Nation and to the American people and gross abuse of trust and of public office clearly can reach the level of intensity that would justify the impeachment and removal of a leader."

Sure, her words were spoken in 1999 and were referring to president Clinton, but am I wrong to believe that her words ring even truer today with a president whose indiscretions have led to war and death rather than a stain on a dress?

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