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Standards differ when it's one of your own

Building on the theme "For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you," Republicans seem unwilling to hold their own to the same standard they held their political opponents — specifically, Bill Clinton. From Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
The New York Times reports White House allies "intended to pursue a strategy of attacking any criminal charges as a disagreement over legal technicalities or the product of an overzealous prosecutor." We saw a clumsy execution of this strategy by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) earlier today. Hutchison called possible perjury charges a "technicality" forgetting that she voted to impeach former President Bill Clinton for the same charge. Republicans "have quietly been circulating talking points in recent days among Republicans sympathetic to the administration, seeking to help them make the case that bringing charges like perjury mean the prosecutor does not have a strong case." Ironically, some "have also been reprising a theme that was often sounded by Democrats during the investigations into President Bill Clinton, that special prosecutors and independent counsels lack accountability and too often pursue cases until they find someone to charge."
When I watch Hutchison and Sen. George Allen dance around this issue it was laughable — in a not so funny way. This is why people don't trust their politicians any more. They lack any serious credibility. Political loyalty trumps principles, ethics and morality. It's disgusting.

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