Young Blames Clinton For The State Of America

Rocker NEIL YOUNG blames former U.S. president BILL CLINTON for the political situation in America, claiming his lies helped GEORGE W. BUSH into power. Liberal-thinking Young traces the decline back to when Clinton denied having an affair with intern Monica Lewinsky in the mid-1990s. He says, "In this country we had a bad group of events starting with Bill Clinton and leading up to Bush. Clinton was a catalyst for a lot of this stuff because he played out on a moral stage a very bad scenario. He lied directly to the American people about something that has to do with core family values. "He's not a bad person; he made a mistake. but in lying he made a worse mistake. And although it was very human and people forgive him for doing that, he gave the other side, the conservative side, the aggressive side, a huge opening. If it hadn't been for what he did, Al Gore would have been president. We would have had a president who understands the environment. We would have had a smart man in there."


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What a load of bulls**t. Young has talent at the guitar, and as a singer, but he's a moron when it comes to politics, and has the moral sophistication of a choir boy. Who, but moral imbeciles, cares if Clinton "lied?" What he lied about was completely trivial, and not worthy of anyone's attention. Clinton had no responsibility for Gore's loss. In fact, the consensus is that Clinton would have helped Gore win, if Gore had shown the sense to allow Clinton to help his campaign. The other error that Gore made, was to take Lieberman on as a VP nominee; a man who has been all but thrown out of the dem party. jp
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