The perjury issue comes down to a vote of confidence between
witnesses; one, a lovesick, manipulative young woman who has tremendous
credibility issues, the other the President of the United States.
Subornation of perjury appears to be purely fictitious. The obstruction
of justice relates primarily to the handling of evidence --- and if that
was done at all, it was apparently on the initiative of Monica, without
his immediate direction. And abuse of power looks ludicrous in the face
of this testimony.
It's *so* clear, hearing the phrasing of the OIC's
painstakingly-constructed, ridiculously delicate potential perjury
traps, how partisan this whole thing is. It's also clear how totally
out-of-sync the Republicans are with the rest of the country, indeed,
the rest of the world.* Over the weekend, I heard several soundbytes
from sanctimonious right-wing legislators saying essentially "polls be
damned, opinion be damned, we're running this turkey out of office."
I've usually voted Republican by default when third-party options aren't
available... I'm getting more and more fed up with the damned GOP,
though, and their pet prosecutor. I hope that the "people" are as
impressed by Clinton's composure and dignity in the face of this circus
as I am... and I hope the backlash of public opinion bite the GOP in
the butt hard come November.
Leaning left and hating it,
* Clinton got a several-minute standing ovation this morning when he
addressed the UN General Assembly. The rest of the world thinks we're
nuts... and they're right.