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

    It was good. Watergate essentially killed Nixon's legacy for decades, only temporarily reviving in the aftermath of the man's death and whenever Democrats want to use Republicans from the past to make the current iteration look reckless or wrong. I'm doubtful that the pardon was that much of a sin. Few mention it and even fewer say it with misgivings.
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    Re: In hindsight, was the Nixon pardon good or bad for the country?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I like the way Nixon handled it, didn't like the way Clinton handled it. Both knew they were guilty, only one stepped down to spare the country.
    I concur.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    No leeway the President is not above the law.
    EO's are above some people's laws?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Congress DID NOT go after Clinton over a blow job, they went after him because he lied under oath. Thank you for demonstrating the propaganda myth which Clinton created to get himself off.
    Talk about revisionist history. What do you think he was being asked about when he lied under oath? They were already going after him for something completely unrelated to his duties in office, and something that happens all across the United States all the time. He lied during that investigation while under oath, and they impeached him.

    Obviously he shouldn't have lied under oath, but that was your classical Republican witch hunt. Throw the crap against the wall and see what sticks. It just so happens it worked.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    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.
    Perjury (not pugery) is not the same thing as a BJ.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Mittner View Post
    Talk about revisionist history. What do you think he was being asked about when he lied under oath? They were already going after him for something completely unrelated to his duties in office, and something that happens all across the United States all the time. He lied during that investigation while under oath, and they impeached him.

    Obviously he shouldn't have lied under oath, but that was your classical Republican witch hunt. Throw the crap against the wall and see what sticks. It just so happens it worked.
    In other words, he lied under oath, which is illegal, and was called to answer for it. Yes. What's 'revisionist' about that? It's a statement of fact.

    Yes, I know I repeated what you said, but all you did was repeat what the previous poster said while trying to frame it as irrelevant.

    Clinton defenders on this matter have their disapproval misplaced. They should disapprove of Clinton's lie. If it really wasn't such a big deal, as many claim, then he shouldn't have lied and broken the law to begin with.
    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 radcen View Post
    In other words, he lied under oath, which is illegal, and was called to answer for it. Yes. What's 'revisionist' about that? It's a statement of fact.

    Yes, I know I repeated what you said, but all you did was repeat what the previous poster said while trying to frame it as irrelevant.

    Clinton defenders on this matter have their disapproval misplaced. They should disapprove of Clinton's lie. If it really wasn't such a big deal, as many claim, then he shouldn't have lied and broken the law to begin with.
    Pay attention, please.

    He said that Clinton wasn't investigated about the blowjob until AFTER he lied under oath. I pointed out that's a blatant lie because it was during that investigation that he lied.

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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
    Perjury (not pugery) is not the same thing as a BJ.
    (chuckle)

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Please, Woodward? He made the mint out of dramatizing Nixon. Could you have chosen more of a drama queen.

    Really anyone who was an adult and politically aware at the time knew Ford would pardon Nixon.

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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.
    Then you need to go back to the supplied links and do some reading. You bought the slogan, but you otherwise don't seem to know what you're talking about.

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