Saturday, August 11, 2018
The wearisome double standard
"If it weren't for double standards, the Republican Party would have no standards at all."
Mike Pence during the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal:
"If you and I fall into bad moral habits, we can harm our families, our employers and our friends. The President of the United States can incinerate the planet. Seriously, the very idea that we ought to have at or less than the same moral demands placed on the Chief Executive that we place on our next door neighbor is ludicrous and dangerous. Throughout our history, we have seen the presidency as the repository of all of our highest hopes and ideals and values. To demand less is to do an injustice to the blood that bought our freedoms.
Our leaders must either act to restore the luster and dignity of the institution of the Presidency or we can be certain that this is only the beginning of an even more difficult time for our land."
This is the guy Mike Pence said was a blessing to serve as his VP: