As a high school senior who took AP U.S. history last year, if I had to describe in one word the Aug. 17 column “How she lies, let me count the ways” by J. Peder Zane, it would be “zany!”
It is one thing to list his interpretation of Hillary Clinton’s character flaws, but to then equate her character with that of former President Richard M. Nixon made his column laughable to me.
I might have been born 27 years after the Watergate scandal, but I know what happened during that era and that President Nixon would have been removed from office for breaking the law had he not resigned. And his impeachment would not have been a partisan act like the one that happened to Clinton’s husband in 1998.
Sometimes Hillary Clinton may come across as a little defensive, especially on family matters. However, if I had submitted Zane’s column as a term paper, I think my AP teacher would have said, “Tom! How could you possibly equate Benghazi and the Monica Lewinsky affair with the illegal break-in and wiretap activities of Watergate?” and then given me a grade of “Z.”
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