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"Now, by the way, any time you hear the United States government talking about wiretap, it requires — a wiretap requires a court order. Nothing has changed, by the way. When we're talking about chasing down terrorists, we're talking about getting a court order before we do so. It's important for our fellow citizens to understand, when you think Patriot Act, constitutional guarantees are in place when it comes to doing what is necessary to protect our homeland, because we value the Constitution." — April 20, 2004
Richard M. Nixon:
"On May 22, I stated in very specific terms and I state again to every one of you listening tonight these facts — I had no prior knowledge of the Watergate break-in; I neither took part in nor knew about any of the subsequent cover-up activities; I neither authorized nor encouraged subordinates to engage in illegal or improper campaign tactics. That was and that is the simple truth." Aug. 15, 1973.
"As you know, in a deposition in January, I was asked questions about my relationship with Monica Lewinsky. While my answers were legally accurate, I did not volunteer information. Indeed, I did have a relationship with Miss Lewinsky that was not appropriate. In fact, it was wrong. It constituted a critical lapse in judgment and a personal failure on my part for which I am solely and completely responsible." Aug. 17, 1998.
Two of these individuals were impeached for lying. Why not the third? Is our privacy not as important as political tricks or sexual inappropriateness?
I submit that mine is and I'm outraged Congress has not begun proceedings in what is a textbook case of malfeasance while in the office of the president of the United States.
Steven Heminger, Freedom
Fortunate for the United States and the rest of the West the likes of Mr. Heminger were few. Otherwise plotters such as these could well have been succesful in their plots.
Congratulations Mr. Heminger you have broke up Fran Bubolz's streak of two consecutive Eight-Balls. Yes, Mr. Heminger you are the wiener of todays' Eight-Ball Award!