An Opinion from Billings, Montana
This letter to the editor appeared in today's Billings Gazette:
It's too late to be blaming Clinton
I've known my old friend, Walt Holle, for over 40 years. He's a fine man, just a hard-core conservative who has fallen into their way of thinking.
In a recent opinion letter, he wrote about the Bush handling of Katrina, "I think we should be thanking those for the job we (Bush administration, Republicans) are doing instead of playing their (Democrats) blame game." Above this statement in his letter, he blames Clinton, not once, but twice, for Katrina and 9/11, while throwing in a cheap shot about Monica Lewinsky.
The "blame game"? The Republicans invented it, and Karl Rove has perfected it.
Get over Clinton already. He left office with a $5 billion surplus which is now a $2 trillion deficit. We weren't stuck in a quagmire in Iraq, losing the lives of our precious young; and Clinton didn't set the all-time record for presidential vacation days set by Ronald Reagan in an eight-year period.
Bush has surpassed that in five years. Two of those days cost him what little credibility he had left. Again, Holle's whipping boy, Clinton, has been out of office for five years.
As to Holle's criticism of Louisiana's Democratic Gov., Kathleen Blanco, if he had watched her testimony in front of the Congressional Committee, instead of listening to Rush Limbaugh, he would have seen a real lady who took a moral high ground, far from the finger-pointing and blame avoidance shown by the whiny "Brownie" under the same circumstance.