The Rude Pundit

And again (or actually, before -- 10/24/05) The Rude Pundit lights up the dark, shadowy corner where the spinners are doing their work...

Hate the Lie, Hate the Liars:

Here are some festive quotes fer ya:

'Not a single person who works for him seems to have the honor to leave himself.'

'None of his staff, no member of his administration, and almost no... fficial seems to want to hold the president truly accountable for his actions.'

'Are there no honorable men around him? Can his staff and cabinet be lied to without consequence? Is there nothing that will impel them to depart? They need not become vociferous critics of the president. They need not denounce him. A quiet, principled leave-taking would suffice. But it would be refreshing if one of them refused to be complicit any longer in the ongoing lie that is the...White House. Apparently, not one of them is willing to do that.'

'Personal loyalty is an admirable trait, and so is political loyalty. Up to a point. Government officials work for the nation, not simply for the president. They swear an oath to the Constitution, not to the president. To remain loyal to a president who lies is to make oneself complicit in his lies. To remain loyal to a man who has brought shame to his office is to make oneself complicit in that shame. At some point, blind loyalty must yield to principled honor. When?'

All the quotes are from William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, from his editorial in the August 31, 1998 issue titled 'Where Are the Resignations?' Kristol was second to none in his outrage over Bill Clinton's lie to the American people, demanding that Clinton resign, fluffing that impeachment hard-on like the frantic young lover of a Viagra-less eighty-year old man..."


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