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  1. Brother John
    Brother John at |

    No Vince Foster?

    And no, Clinton was not the only president “besides Richard Nixon” to have impeachment charges leveled against him. That honor goes to Andrew Johnson:

    Johnson was impeached – had formal charges filed by the House against him in 1868 for firing War Secretary Stanton over a law eventually stricken down as unconstitutional. In his Senate trial, he escaped removal from office by one vote.

    Nixon had articles drawn up against him in the house, but had not been passed by the time he resigned in August 1974. Nixon doesn’t count in this case.

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    1. uglyman
      uglyman at |

      Ditto Brother John. I was about to write the same thing!

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  2. englishsunset
    englishsunset at |

    Disturbing.

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  3. 5minutes
    5minutes at |

    Hatfield wasn’t really that mysterious.

    Hatfield was a known nut and fraudster who’d previously tried to pass off a piece of fan fiction as a new James Bond novel. He spent time in prison for things like cocaine, attempted car bombings, and embezzlement, and basically lived the kind of life you’d expect out of a backwoods celebrity-obsessed cokehead criminal.

    The timing of his “shocking tell-all” book was first published, but withdrawn by the publisher once they figured out that they were getting their book from a known crook and liar. So he took his book to a punk rock press and got them to publish it. The plan nearly worked, but Bush was elected and the whole “Bush did cocaine” thing – an unverified and unverifiable accusation that has never, ever been substatiated – went away. Later on, Hatfield was charged with fraud and was no where to be found, disappearing for a month before being found in an Arkansas hotel, dead from a drug overdose with several suicide notes.

    And that’s the way it ended. No mystery – just a coked-out crook facing even more prison after becoming a national joke who finally did himself in.

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  4. wrider
    wrider at |

    Andrew Johnson, Lincoln’s successor was also impeached and was far worse than Clinton with regard to corruption.

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    1. Brother John
      Brother John at |

      Not even close. Johnson was actually an honest, forthright man who attempted in his every way to follow Lincoln’s reconciliation policies, but was a southern Democrat who was railroaded by the Radical Republicans who sought to punish the vanquished South.

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  5. max
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    Someone already go to the fact that Nixon was never impeached and Johnson was, but also, Bill Clinton isn’t even the most scandal-ridden president of the 20th century: ever hear of Warren G. Harding? He makes Clinton look like a choir boy.

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    1. Brother John
      Brother John at |

      Except that’s wrong. Harding’s chief fault was trusting his friends. He appointed crooks to various positions – he was not a crook himself. Had he lived, he would not have been charged with any crimes. Now Clinton, on the other hand …

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      1. max
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        By that argument, then Reagan did nothing wrong ever and it was all James Watt and Oliver North, etc. What did Harry Truman say? The buck stops here – well Harding had an eight pointer in his lap when he was probably poisoned. By his wife.

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        1. Brother John
          Brother John at |

          No, not by that logic. We’re talking about Harding the man, not the historical creation. Take off the foil hat and deal in known facts; attempts to rehabilitate Slick Willie should be conducted elsewhere.

  6. max
    max at |

    Whoa, slow down. I am not here to rehabilitate Bill Clinton, there is no slimy politician this side of Huey Long. But to say he is the most corrupt or corruption ridden president is foolish, incorrect, and just plain wrong. Harding the man was a fool and a figurehead, worse than W on his best day in terms of fiddling while the world burned around him. Harding was along for the ride while a whole bunch of people put their hands in the till. Don’t need a tin foil hat to know that (a mixed metaphor at best btw, tin foil hats are for the alien/fluoride crowd). So hate on Clinton all you want, he will charm your woman, steal her, and have her back in your bedroom before you can say “Monica Lewinsky.” Then he’ll balance your household budget and ask where your mom lives.

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    1. Heavens_Joke
      Heavens_Joke at |

      BOOM! *Drops microphone*

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  7. Chris
    Chris at |

    Where’s Aaron Russo?

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