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There he goes again. Apologizing 4yrs later, Calls Infidelity 'Terrible Moral Error'
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post Fri Jun 18, 2004, 08:31 AM
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Clinton Calls Infidelity 'Terrible Moral Error' 4 years later after leaving white house.



http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,122900,00.html
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post Fri Jun 18, 2004, 08:46 AM
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I think he had to mention this in his book since that is the only reason people would buy it, they want the juicy stuff.
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post Fri Jun 18, 2004, 03:38 PM
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QUOTE (Lantana @ Jun 18 2004, 08:46 AM)
I think he had to mention this in his book since that is the only reason people would buy it, they want the juicy stuff.

Money....fame....stoking the ego....nothing new there.
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post Fri Jun 18, 2004, 03:50 PM
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QUOTE (qwerty @ Jun 18 2004, 08:31 AM)
Clinton Calls Infidelity 'Terrible Moral Error' 4 years later after leaving white house.



http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,122900,00.html

he didn't apologize first time after 4 years! he did apologize 4 yrs ago! in public nation tv address!

since you posted Fox link.... I'll post CNN link (IMG:http://www.deafonline2.com/forums/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/06/18/...k.ap/index.html

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In his own book, Clinton also said he met with President-elect George W. Bush and told him that the biggest threat to the nation's security was Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida. According to Clinton, Bush said little in response, and then switched subjects
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Writing about his 1998 impeachment, Clinton said Republican leaders were not punishing him for dishonesty or immoral conduct in having an affair with Lewinsky and lying about it under oath. He said he believed the reason was power, and because his political goals were different from theirs.

He said he was able to withstand the ordeal and concentrate on his job because of the support of the White House staff and Cabinet -- even those who felt betrayed by his behavior -- numerous world leaders, and encouraging words from both friends and strangers.

He even expressed gratitude to his political enemies for bringing he and his wife closer together. And once the impeachment process was over, his banishment to the couch in a living room next to the bedroom ended, too, he said.


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In an interview to be broadcast Sunday on CBS' "60 Minutes," Clinton called the Lewinsky affair "a terrible moral error."

"I did something for the worst possible reason. Just because I could," he said in the interview. "I think that's just about the most morally indefensible reason anybody could have for doing anything."

Clinton also said of the impeachment process: "The whole battle was a badge of honor. I don't see it as a stain, because it was illegitimate."


I'll be watching it on Sunday... and look forward to buy his book..
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post Fri Jun 18, 2004, 04:06 PM
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Not really.... Clinton never used the words "lie" or "adultry" or "moral error." He didn't use the words "apologized" or "asking for forgiveness." It wasn't a complete apology. Kind of a hollow one. The four-minute, five-second "speech," he never said, "I apologize" or "I'm sorry." But he did say that he accepted complete responsibility for the scandal. Then shortly after that Clinton retreated into the role of wounded victim and lashed out.

He didn't apologized, just accepted full responsibility. He was holding back....until now.....4 years later. There he goes again.

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so what.. no point in griping about that! really... he's putting it in the book since it is part of a memoir. he didn't hold it back till now..
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qwerty, I had to hunt his speech transcript and found this.. well he did use the word "regret" as to apologize...

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But I told the grand jury today and I say to you now that at no time did I ask anyone to lie, to hide or destroy evidence or to take any other unlawful action.

I know that my public comments and my silence about this matter gave a false impression. I misled people, including even my wife. I deeply regret that.

I can only tell you I was motivated by many factors. First, by a desire to protect myself from the embarrassment of my own conduct.

I was also very concerned about protecting my family. The fact that these questions were being asked in a politically inspired lawsuit, which has since been dismissed, was a consideration, too.
source: http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1998/08/17/...transcript.html

Now take a look at the poll taken right after his speech above:
http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1998/08/17/poll/

majority didn't want him impeached.. it is the republicans in the congress that wanted to. just them! it's been 10 years they have been trying to destroy him...
(in regard to this book: Joe Conason and Gene Lyons, The Hunting of the President?: The Ten-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton, St. Martin's Griffin, 2003, hardcover, 448 pages, ISBN 0312273193 which I heard might be a documentary film that will be shown in Arkansas soon. this book can be found at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/031...5290745-0227868 )
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post Fri Jun 18, 2004, 04:52 PM
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Regret is hardly an apology.

Verb tr. 1. To feel sorry, disappointed, or distressed about. 2. To remember with a feeling of loss or sorrow; mourn.

Now, there's two definitions of sorry...

Sorry - as in apology or as in disappointed. Two different meanings.
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post Fri Jun 18, 2004, 04:58 PM
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qwerty and wiggums, read this article.. he did apology after all 4 years ago!

http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/stories/1998/09/10/apology/

and apologized to his cabinets:
http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/stories/199...1/cabinet.reax/

Now let's move on...
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I was right about the no apology in Clinton's speech, but the apology did surface weeks after that in his travels. Much better....my apology! (IMG:http://www.deafonline2.com/forums/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif) Although it would've been much more important and crucial to have said the apology right then and there into the camera to the people out there watching him on television. Contriteness was expected that night...the people didn't get it that night.

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In his original four-minute "explanation," the president managed to slip in a line about the scandal being his "responsibility" that he regreted "deeply." But those listening for the word "sorry" would not hear it for another few weeks when the president was traveling in Ireland.
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alright this is resolved and will be closed... (IMG:http://www.deafonline2.com/forums/style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif)
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