I tried to watch the video but that host is as boring as a dead possum. I get that his job is being as sensationalistic as possible but, holy cats, get to the damn point.
I don't disagree, and I prefer readable news and political commentary sources for that reason, but this can be difficult sometimes especially that only independent commentators would dissect a minor answer/question like the one we're discussing.
Going off topic here, but it might be interesting to point out that the one man show in the OP makes 14k dollars monthly through patreon alone. Add youtube ad revenues to the mix, and you have someone with who's making lots of money by just speaking to in front of a camera. I find it interesting because his channel isn't particularly big. Interesting times to be alive.
I did watch the interview part, though. Politicians only care about how an action will A) impact them personally, and B) impact their party. Right or wrong, deserving or undeserving play very little part in most decision-making. Impeachment proceedings are a gamble that can backfire and experienced politicians know that.
Did her excuse sound silly? Sure. Personally, I think one of the most important skills for a politician is the ability to say silly things without cracking a smile. Really, though, so what--anyone with a brain knows she was playing the political game with regards to Bush because she didn't believe impeachment proceedings would have a favorable outcome for the Democrats.
Totally agree, but it's great that we have these easily shareable video clips now because many don't really see the bold part of your post. I cringe each time someone takes a very strong stance defending a politician or giving them too much praise for something they've done that ultimately benefits him or her the most.
Last edited by LurkerJ - on 10 December 2019