Originally created 02/22/99

Calls Senate trial 'sham and charade' 022299 - The Augusta Chronicle



The Senate, in its infinite wisdom, has "impartially" determined that the acts of impeachment against the president for perjury under oath and obstruction of justice are not crimes in any way, shape or form.

In fact, the Senate believes his actions do not even rise to the level of a mild rebuke or a gentle pat on the wrist.

The Senate trial was a mockery of justice, a sham and a charade. Although two-thirds of the senators did not vote to convict the president, neither did the two-thirds of the senators vote to acquit him!

The guilt or innocence of William Jefferson Clinton will now have to be decided sometime in the distant future by honest, unbiased historians.

In the meantime, let's get on with the "people's" business -- business that was callously set aside by a middle-aged president who chose instead to pursue a lengthy dalliance with an immature young government subordinate.

Al Kotras, Martinez