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Bill Clinton believes in second chances

July 2, 2010

This from Real Clear Politics:

“He once had a fleeting association with the Ku Klux Klan, what does that mean? I’ll tell you what it means. He was a country boy from the hills and hollows from West Virginia. He was trying to get elected,” former President Bill Clinton said of Sen. Robert Byrd.

“And maybe he did something he shouldn’t have done come and he spent the rest of his life making it up. And that’s what a good person does. There are no perfect people. There are certainly no perfect politicians,” he added.

I’m pretty sure good people* just don’t do these things in the first place. But it’s little wonder that Mr. Clinton thinks we should quickly brush unseemly indiscretions aside.

(*The issue of depravity has been shelved for the sake of brevity)

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