Imagine how worked up the neo-Republicans and religious right would have gotten if Clinton http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_clinton like Mark Foley had been making gay passes at underage pages while Jim Wright or Tip O'Neill looked the other way:
"[Clinton should] accept full responsibility for his actions, as well as for his subsequent efforts to delay or impede the investigation of them . . . No spinning, no semantics, no evasiveness or blaming others for his plight."
Rep.Henry Hyde, R. Il.
"I will have no part in the creation of a constitutional double-standard . . . He is not above the law. If an ordinary citizen committed these crimes, he would go to jail."
"No man is above the law and it is the Christian Coalition's fervent hope that Congress will apply this principle and meet their sworn obligation, should they be called upon to do so."
the Christian Coalition
"The president is a citizen with the same duty to follow the laws as all other citizens . . . With a commitment to the principles of the rule of law which makes this country the beacon of hope for political refugees like myself throughout the world, I cast my vote in favor of the resolution to undertake an impeachment inquiry of the conduct of the president of the United States."
"Shall we follow the rule of law and do our constitutional duty no matter unpleasant, or shall we follow the path of least resistance, close our eyes to the potential lawbreaking, forgive and forget, move on and tear an unfixable hole in our legal system? No man is above the law . . ."
House Majority Whip Tom DeLay, R-Tex.
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla.
"The guy's a scumbag. That's why I'm after him."