Magazine article The Spectator

Unpoliced Sexuality

Magazine article The Spectator

Unpoliced Sexuality

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New York

Alas, for once I got it right. The Draft Dodger is here to stay, just as I predicted he would all along. It all has to do with morality. There ain't any, at least inside the Beltway, where it counts. Here is how things stand: the chief legal officer of the nation has committed felonies and is going unpunished. The idea of equal justice, and the grand American ideal that no one is above the law, has become a laughing stock. Ergo, it is acceptable for presidents to subvert the rule of law.

Clinton is said to have atoned and to be contrite. I don't believe a word of it because I know a congenital conman when I see one. He is as contrite as I am after a booze-up. Acts are supposed to have consequences, but, in the time of Clinton, people are not accountable for misconduct. As long as they're not conservatives, that is. With this kind of logic, the poor little Greek boy should never have served time. I was, after all, very sorry for what I did 14 years ago.

The Draft Dodger's defenders, starting with that arch pseud and fraud Arthur Schlesinger Jr, insist that the President's only important job is to oversee the economy and to legislate. And that his improper conduct does not constitute impeachable offences. Bull and more bull. Schlesinger was up in front of the judiciary committee this week raving that everyone lies about sex. In this he is right. But everyone is not president. Clinton has committed acts that, were he a college professor, a military officer, a business executive, an editor of a newspaper, a pastor of a church, would have cost him his job.

The prestige of the office is now permanently tainted. It has now become the only job in the land in which one can engage in perjury and sordid cover-ups and get away with it. Toni Morrison, a black female novelist, and Nobel Prize winner to boot, has called the Draft Dodger the first black American president. By this she means he was born poor and brought up by a single parent. She defends his `unpoliced sexuality'. Gee whiz! Maybe I, too, am black. I also suffer from unpoliced sexuality, but, sadly, I ain't the Pres. What she really means is an insult to blacks. …

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