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Tom Toles

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  1. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    But, but… It’s okay if a Republican does it.

  2. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Gresch

    Republicans went through the Clintons’ finances in the 90s. They couldn’t find anything substantive, so their investigation morphed into the Lewinsky hearings.

  3. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 2 years ago

    Not only knows what SHOULD have happened in the present (but did not), also is infallible on what MAY have happened if reality had not happened instead.
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    Real world events need not apply.

  4. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Republican family values.

  5. zeimetr

    zeimetr said, over 2 years ago

    Look, we had a Dem gov done here in Alabama who is in the Federal Pen for appointing a guy to a non-paying position on a commission for donating money to the gov’s effort to have a lottery referendum passed. That pales in comparison to what these sleaze balls did.

  6. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 2 years ago

    What’s your basis for that idiotic statement? Republicans generally get off better (see David Vitter, thinking of running for governor despite being caught patronizing prostitutes, the cocaine-snorting Florida congressmen, arrested but contrite and planning to stay in office) than Democrats (see Anthony Weiner, who was never accused of an actual crime but pressured to resign, see Rob Blagojovich, horrible abuse of power, rightly in prison). And if you think the Clintons were “never questioned,” I think you have some history to read up on before you should let yourself embarrass yourself again in public.

  7. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, over 2 years ago

    From ex-governor to ex-con, is my prediction.

  8. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    As a Virginian, I may know more details than some of our posters here. The “struggling local tobacco entrepreneur” had left tobacco and had gone into the supplements business. The FDA has been following this company closely, and within the past two weeks has demanded that the company significantly modify its claims, as current claims are unsupported and likely misleading.

    There were donations to the family, shopping sprees, and other “gifts”. The McDonnells, according to accounts, did allow presentations of these products in meetings sponsored by the Governor and/or his wife. His wife borrowed money from the giver to buy stock in his company. She also became a paid member of the company’s board, with no apparent duties outlined.

    There is a definite appearance of impropriety. Appearances and reality (or at least what can be proven) are often different, and it’s too early to determine whether there was true influence-peddling or just bad decision-making.

    Mr. McDonnell has been serving Virginia in many capacities over the past two decades. He has a reputation for being straight-forward and honest, and has had a very clean nose until this story broke last year. I do not care for his politics, but that does not make him a criminal.

    I hope he and his wife get fair trials and that the outcomes are fair, as well.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Remember when Nancy Reagan’s million dollar wardrobe was only “loaners”?? Remember the Vicuna coat scandal in the Eisenhower era? Yes, let Peter Paul and Mary record: “Where have all the ethics gone, long time ago”.

  10. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 2 years ago

    Michael wme: You started your narrative in the middle. The start was with Whitewater, a speculative venture in which the Clintons lost money. Since Republican speculators never lose money on theirs, they assumed something must be illegal in it. Then they tried another scheme and then another. You conveniently forgot that Bill fell into a sucker trap on Lewinsky, in that the investigators gave a rather unorthodox definition of “sex” as vaginal only and he correctly answered no, then, having him on the record, switched the definition to one most people would use and the trap was sprung.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @hippogriff

    There was also “Trooper Gate” that lead nowhere near the Clintons. The Republicans were relentless attempting to pin something illegal on them. I am all for ferreting out criminals of any political stripe. But this was an abuse of power.
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    I was puzzled why Lewinsky kept the soiled dress. If she thought she was coerced she should have acted even if it was against the president of the USA.

  12. Dale Hopson

    Dale Hopson GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    G.O.P. means Got our presents?

  13. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 2 years ago

    @zeimetr

    FREE DON SIEGELMAN!!!!

  14. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 2 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    I too, live in Virginia. I couldn’t agree more.


  15. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Gresch

    “Wow, of all the people to defend a sexual harasser…”

    1) What is that supposed to mean?
    2) I didn’t defend Clinton’s behavior. I left the Democratic party partly because of Clinton.

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