virus: political stuff

Nathaniel Hall (
Tue, 07 Oct 1997 22:19:16 -0600

chardin wrote:

> > From: "Gifford, Nate F" <>
> > To: "" <>,
> > Nathaniel Hall
> > <>
> > Subject: RE: virus: I have returned
> > Date: Tue, 7 Oct 1997 09:57:02 -0400
> > Reply-to:
> > >It certainly worked for Bill Clinton. A prime example of why logic rather
> > than
> > >feelings should guide peoples choices.
> >
> Nateman, I agree with you. One of the most fascinating things to me
> about politics is the way people make all sorts of assertions without
> proof. I have some friends who are die-hard Republicans who accuse
> Clinton of all manner of scandal. But I am from the old school, I
> want proof. It is amazing how many people repeat things for which
> there is no proof. Some people make a very good living at it, even
> writing books. For example, one friend who sought me out to give me
> "proof" presented me with "Unlimited Access: An FBI Agent Inside the
> White House." I was saved from taking the book seriously, however,
> when I saw an interview with Aldrich, the author of the book. Time
> and again Aldrich told Tim Russert of "Meet the Press" that he had no
> proof that these were "only allegations that need to be further
> investigated." Why should I read his book? Allegations, allegations, allegations. I am sooo
> tired of that. Yet the pubic can't make the distinction it seems
> and offers any form of gossip up as "proof."

I'm glad you picked that particular book because I happened to have read it! Clinton did a very
skillful job of minimizing this guy (He had 6 months to prepare a counter response, as a member
of the FBI Aldrich had to get permission from the FBI in order to publish which, surprise ,
surprise , Louis Freeh , brown tongued director of the FBI won't give him). Gary Aldrich was the
FBI guy assigned to the White House to help with security. As such he had plenty of FIRST HAND
knowledge to report on. The Clinton gang focused on the weakest parts of his book as if that was
the way the whole thing was written. The book is well worth reading. I only wish more voters
would have read it and taken it to heart: we wouldn't have this crook in power now if they had!

The Nateman, who is probably soon to face a "coincidental" tax audit.