Yes, pldennison, I’m aware that liberals are TRYING to pretend that they’re attacking George W. for “hypocrisy,” not for using drugs. But come on, do you REALLY buy that? Conservatives swore on a stack of Bibles that they weren’t impeaching Bill CLinton for adultery, but for LYING about it. (I didn’t believe that one, either).
Truth is, ideologues of ALL political persuasions regularly try to argue that…
“Your guy and my guy both committed such-and-such. However, what MY guy did wasn’t REALLY bad, whereas what YOUR guy did was REPREHENSIBLE because yadda yadda yadda.”
Or, “It’s not the OFFENSE, it’s the ______.”
Left wingers who thought Clarence Thomas should be lynched for (allegedly) talking dirty around Anita Hill thought it was fine and dandy for Bill Clinton to (allegedy) drop his pants in front of Paula Jones, because he took no for an answer. (Right wingers, just as predictably, defended Thomas and hated Clinton).
The record is pretty sorry, and neither side has much credibility.