Saturday, April 23, 2005

Hyde's GOP Payback

Henry Hyde is retiring. The man who led the impeachment of President Clinton for doing far less than his own years long "youthful indiscretion" of infidelity to Mrs. Hyde, is now not so sure he would do it again. So was impeaching Clinton payback for Nixon's impeachment? From Hyde himself:
The veteran republican is also admitting for the first time that the impeachment of Clinton may have been in part political revenge against the democrats for the impeachment proceedings against GOP President Richard Nixon 25 years earlier. *

"Was this pay back?" asked Andy Shaw.

"I can't say it wasn't. But I also thought that the Republican Party should stand for something, and if we walked away from this, no matter how difficult, we could be accused of shirking our duty," said Hyde.
You've got to love those Republicans. One man cheats on his wife. Another breaks several federal laws to spy on his political enemies. But in their eyes the wife cheater is equal to the crook.

Republicans. Hypocrisy without limits.