The Hunting of the President

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The Hunting of the PresidentHave you seen this film, “The Hunting of the President?” I checked it out from the library yesterday and watched it last night. It’s a documentary (from 2003) that is based on the Joe Conason book of the same name. It’s about the Conservative’s attempt to discredit the Clinton presidency during the nineties. I remember when all of this was happening, and even believed some of the slander because I was conservative at the time. It’s funny, but when 9/11 happened I seemed to forget about all of it.

I was especially sickened to find out that Mrs. McDougall was coerced into testifying against Clinton, and when she refused to agree to Starr’s made up story she was thrown in prison – on the block with the women that killed their babies. She was made to wear the same clothing as these women and, thus, marked as a baby killer. Because of this she was severely abused by the other prisoners. I was also sickened to discover that the Clintons were found to have done NOTHING WRONG regarding the whole Whitewater investigation. Nothing. But the news didn’t report that because it wasn’t a sexy enough story for them.

I highly recommend watching the speech that Clinton gave after the premiere of the film (it’s in the special features section). The man is so smart. I watched his speech with total interest, thinking to myself, “this is the way a president is supposed to speak.” He had some really interesting and hopeful things to say about the state of our nation, and how what we are going through right now fits in with it’s history. Of course, this was filmed back in 2003 before the election, but I think it still applies. We really can’t lose hope now. Not when there is so much at stake.