Monday, June 13, 2005

A Road We Shouldn't Travel

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."- Robert Frost from The Road Not Taken

Captain Ed comments today on new revelations by Ed Klein today in his post "Ed Klein Goes Too Far". I will let you refer to Captain Ed and others for the full details, but here's the short version:

According to Ed Klein, former president Bill Clinton raped his wife Hillary Clinton which resulted in her pregnancy with Chelsea. I'm personally embarrased to have to reveal that much here, but it is necessary for context.

According to Drudge Report, Ed Klein, makes this very claim in his upcoming biography of Hillary Clinton. I am disgusted!

Captain Ed's thoughts on the matter:

If Drudge has this quote and context correct, it's a mind-boggling anecdote to put into anyone's biography -- and a completely inexcusable and ridiculous claim. It's difficult to think of a more personal, disgusting, and indefensible accusation to toss at someone than to claim he raped his wife. Adding that they conceived their only child out of an act of violence adds another dimension of shamelessness to Klein's allegation.

I can't add much to that other than to say that I agree wholeheartedly. These wreckless comments by Ed Klein should not be used as a path toward political advantage by anyone who, for whatever reason, dislike the Clintons. They should be viewed for what they are: appalling, offensive, unprovable and completely tasteless. Even politics deserves better than this.

I suppose my mind wandered to the Robert Frost poem I learned in my youth because I felt it somehow applied here:

There are two roads in this case: the high road and the low road. I choose the high road and hope others will do likewise. It may be the road less traveled, but at least it is the one paved with decency.

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