by Scoobie Davis
In Salon's Letters section, a reader responds to the article on George Will with the following:
Please, spare me the kiss-blowing to George Will. Whatever reputation for thoughtfulness he may have pales in the face of his relentless, seething, overwhelming hatred of Bill Clinton. Whenever Will brings up our last elected president, he invariably tosses in the aside "It is reasonable to believe he was a rapist." (The same could be said for Ronald Reagan, and by the way, George, still beating your wife?)
It's one thing to disagree with someone politically -- character assassination is another thing entirely. Will is as much a thug -- and about as interested in facts -- as Limbaugh and O'Reilly. Hatefulness wrapped up in WASP gentility is still hatefulness.
My thoughts precisely. It seems that those on the right who bring up the completely implausible charge that Clinton may have raped Juanita Broaddrick always are big fans of the Gipper (or is it the Ripper?). What I and the letter writer are referring to are the completely plausible charges made against Reagan by Selene Walters who claims that Reagan forced himself on her when they were both in Hollywood in the 1950's. I don't bring up the the plausible charge made by Walters unless someone brings up the implausible charges against Clinton. Anyone have a problem about that?