On May 8, 1991, in a room in the hotel from where I now write – then called the Excelsior but since converted into a ducks-marching-through-the-lobby member of the Peabody chain – Mr. Clinton is alleged to have sexually harassed Paula Jones. His initial refusal to settle the case Ms. Jones brought against him led to depositions, and those depositions eventually led to a young intern in a beret.
And you know the rest: a blue dress, the ham-handed attempt to impeach, hanging chads in Florida, four hijacked airplanes, Afghanistan, “W” landing in his green flight suit, Abu Ghraib, and our continuing, intractable mess in Mesopotamia.
It’s a long way from a sleepy capital city on the banks of the Arkansas River to chaotic sectarian slaughter along the banks of the Euphrates River a mere 10 years later, and a trip that cannot be made with fishing trawler. But apparently, a well-financed political fishing expedition will get you there.
Oh read the whole thing. It is priceless lunacy. This dude is a political science professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. (I guess the main Maryland Campus was too good for him?) Gee, I wonder if his students leave his classes hating America, hating the President and wishing Republicans and US military forces in Iraq were dead? Nah, I’m sure he keeps his personal political beliefs to himself in the classroom. (yeah, right)
I decided a response to Professor Schaller was in order. So I emailed him.
Wow. You have really drunk the Clinton Kool Aid.
How can you possibly weave your tale of the right-wing conspiracy to tie Mrs. Clinton’s land deal schemes in with the attacks of 9/11?
[GP Ed. Note – In my haste and astonishment, I failed to realize that in fact he never mentioned the land deals…. I guess I just assumed they were in his wild tale. My bad. But you get the point!]
You are one twisted soul, my friend.
Now if you were truly intellectually honest, you would admit that in 1997 we only THOUGHT things were honkey-dorey because the Clinton brigade was ignoring the threat posed by an organized, worldwide global Islamic terror movement. Four years later, and after many warnings and failed action by Clinton and his cronies, 3,000 Americans would be killed (not by the Bush Administration) but by a team of warriors from a worldwide global movement to destroy Western democracies.
Clinton let all of us down. So don’t kid yourself that 1997 was some great idyllic Garden of Eden. It was merely a window-dressed time of false economic growth and false sense of security produced by a man-child as President.
Finally, get some real journalistic balls and start reporting on the threat to all of us by the worldwide Islamic terror organizations.
You as a journalist, and I as a gay man, would be the first people beheaded if the Islamists were given the chance.
[GP Ed. Note – Also in my haste, I either promoted or insulted him by labeling him a journalist, rather than columnist/professor. Either way, a liberal professor would be high on bin Laden’s chopping block.]
Think about that while you take another sip of your Clinton Kool Aid.