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    Re: In hindsight, was the Nixon pardon good or bad for the country?

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    And Ford lost the next election and the Republican party has been in the toilet since. I don't remember a feeling of relief at all. I remember a great deal of outrage over it. The country has suffered a great deal over our inability to deal seriously with crooks in the executive office. Yet Congress went after Clinton on a BJ...!
    Congress didn't go after Clinton "on a BJ".

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    Re: In hindsight, was the Nixon pardon good or bad for the country?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Congress didn't go after Clinton "on a BJ".
    Oh yeah they did: they say he lied, but he lied about a BJ. Of course he was aquitted and when he made his first trip to Europe afterwards he received a five minute standing ovation: they're much more mature in Europe.
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    Re: In hindsight, was the Nixon pardon good or bad for the country?

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Oh yeah they did: they say he lied, but he lied about a BJ. Of course he was aquitted and when he made his first trip to Europe afterwards he received a five minute standing ovation: they're much more mature in Europe.
    Uh, no they didn't. They went after him for perjury. Know your facts.

    That's nice that Europeans are more mature. I'm sure you enjoy living there.

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    Re: In hindsight, was the Nixon pardon good or bad for the country?

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Oh yeah they did: they say he lied, but he lied about a BJ. Of course he was aquitted and when he made his first trip to Europe afterwards he received a five minute standing ovation: they're much more mature in Europe.
    Perjury laws do not make distinctions regarding the nature of the lie. He swore an oath to tell the truth... then he lied. Period.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: In hindsight, was the Nixon pardon good or bad for the country?

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    I had to vote good or yes because if we start that slippery slope of not giving presidents leeway on some things, that could open a barrel of worms for all other past and present presidents. We all did notice the acquittal of Clinton by congress, did we not? Even though he committed adultery and lied about it.
    No leeway the President is not above the law.

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    Re: In hindsight, was the Nixon pardon good or bad for the country?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Uh, no they didn't. They went after him for perjury. Know your facts.

    That's nice that Europeans are more mature. I'm sure you enjoy living there.
    Pugery; lying same thing. It was a bj pure and simple. A most silly and stupid aste of everybody's time and money.

    And uh, I don't live in Europe: we've been here (US) since 1765.
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    Re: In hindsight, was the Nixon pardon good or bad for the country?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Perjury laws do not make distinctions regarding the nature of the lie. He swore an oath to tell the truth... then he lied. Period.
    Kenneth Star stuck a sitting president for a bj. Just an asinine waste. The republicans still look stupid over that.
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    Re: In hindsight, was the Nixon pardon good or bad for the country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Your poll isn't really going to make sense by the way.

    I think it was bad for the country, Nixon should have had his day in court at the very least.
    Remembering the time; the nation was in dire need of reconciliation, there are times when the greater good is more important than a single act of justice.
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    Re: In hindsight, was the Nixon pardon good or bad for the country?

    Quote Originally Posted by johndylan1 View Post
    Remembering the time; the nation was in dire need of reconciliation, there are times when the greater good is more important than a single act of justice.
    I can respect that, alot of people have said that in this thread and I feel like I should refer to that judgement, I wasn't there.

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    Re: In hindsight, was the Nixon pardon good or bad for the country?

    Not sure it even mattered in the long game.
    "We have more responsibility than power, I think. The newspaper can create great controversies, stir up arguments within the community or discussion, can throw light on injustices....just as it can do the opposite. It can hide things and be a great power for evil." -- Rupert Murdoch, 1968

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