Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I didn't watch Bill Clinton's speech at the DNC. I've read short quotes from it, and some commentary, almost all of it disconnected from reality. The man is a rapist. Bill Clinton raped Juanita Broaddrick. What does it matter what he said or how well he said it? Why is he still welcome in public life? How can people discuss him as though he's just a prominent political figure? He's a rapist, a loathsome, despicable man. That fact should overwhelm all other assessment.

Two lessons, neither new, about the Democrats:

They're amoral. They should've shunned Bill Clinton after his presidency. Instead he's their elder statesman, God help them and the rest of us.

Their bench is thin. Who besides Clinton has the stature within the party to have served persuasively as keynote? I can't think of anyone except Hillary, who evidently wanted to be, or was kept, about as far from the event as physically possible. It's almost no wonder that they gave Bill Clinton 45 minutes in the spotlight. Forty-five minutes. In prime time. To a rapist.