Agreed. I fleshed out my thoughts more fully in a separate story I linked at the top of the response.

The problem is not what he did in high school (unless he is guilty of sexual assault), but the lying, the lack of contrition, and his arrogance in trying to rewrite his personal history.

The vast majority of people would say they made a ton of mistakes as a teenager that they wish they hadn’t done, or that they used their experience to teach their kids to be better people.

As to his exemplary record afterward, his actions with Ken Starr are a stain on the history of the U.S. legal system that rank right up there with the memos crafted by Bush’s lawyers to excuse the use of torture.

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