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Your missing the point.  He has not been accused of sleeping with just
another woman off the street, he has been accused of sleeping with a
SUBORDINATE.  That IS an abuse of power.  It seems ironic to me that I
hear some of you engineers with HIGH ethical standards comment that the
Presidents ethics do not matter.  I'm sorry, but if his ethical
standards do not matter than I cannot see why OUR ethical standards
matter (as engineers).  The President has more power over life and death
than we ever will.  I do believe that he should not be condemned until
proven guilty, but if he has abused his power as accused, he MUST go
down, no matter what the cost. 
Bob Germaine PE

> ----------
> From: 	wish[SMTP:wish(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: 	Wednesday, January 28, 1998 9:10 PM
> To: 	seaoc(--nospam--at)
> Subject: 	Re: totally inappropriate... (Damn right)
> <<File: Dennis S. Wish.vcf>>
> The key words of your argument are "there have been three
> affairs/indiscretions that probably occurred." Probably doesn't mean
> diddly
> until it can be proven. My opinion is that if he can sleep with three
> hundred women a night and get up in the morning to do his job than
> it's none
> of my concern - let Hillery worry about it.
> Let me ask you this one. If he were single and sleeping with twenty
> women
> during his first year in office, would you consider him an ineffective
> president? Would you consider him of poor character because he appears
> to be
> promiscuous?
> I can't concern myself with a persons sex life if it doesn't affect
> his job.
> If you found out your employee was having an affair with a married
> person,
> would you fire him for using poor judgement? Would you consider that
> if he
> cheated on his wife and children that he would do lie and cheat on the
> job?
> Can't agree with you on this one. A one of the others stated, who
> believes a
> politian anyway. Do you want to impeach Newt because he divorced his
> wife
> while she was in the hospital with cancer?
> It seems to me the real issue is not morals, ethics or character -
> it's
> politics.
> Dennis Wish PE
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Cannon Jones <jcjones(--nospam--at)>
> To: 'seaoc(--nospam--at)' <seaoc(--nospam--at)>
> Date: Wednesday, January 28, 1998 3:50 PM
> Subject: RE: totally inappropriate... (Damn right)
> Several people have said that as long as Clinton gets the job done
> it's ok
> by them.  Right now there have been three affairs/indiscretions that
> probably occurred.  What if that number were 10, 100, 500 ...  Where
> is the
> line that changes from his affairs being ok to not ok.  Is there a
> line as
> long as the American pocketbook is relatively full.  That seems to be
> what
> the public is saying.
> Whether someone is doing a good or bad job with something, wrong is
> still
> wrong.
> John Jones
> Now, I am not comparing Mr. Clinton to Mr. Churchill, but only saying
> that
> it is what the man
> accomplishes in office, not who he is doing out of the office, that
> counts
> for me.