“Ah…no. I think that was unfortunate.”
“Yeah…probably. I mean I think what he (Bush) did was the right thing. That to me seemed very political, the whole prosecution…”
“I find that the President abused his sacred power by lying and obstructing justice… President Clinton’s conduct has debased his office and violated the soul of justice–truth. He has thereby debased and violated the American people.”
But as we descend from the mountain-top, note that this is a political issue as well – arguably a wedge issue between Republicans and Democrats. Problem for Hagel is, the Dems won’t be voting in the May GOP primary.
Of course Hagel is not even in the Senate race yet (though his parading around the state over the 4th was very candidate-like), and we’d be surprised that an issue like this would have legs all the way to next May.
But we still can’t see this statement helping Hagel within the Nebraska Republican party.