Letter: Clinton's smutty joke

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 12 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

Former President Bill Clinton addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012.

Associated Press

I read with curiosity Robert Campbell's comments ("Eastwood's smutty jokes," Readers Forum, Sept. 5) regarding Clint Eastwood's sideshow at the recent Republican National Convention. While I have to admit that I did not watch Eastwood's "rant" and would never condone his odd sense of humor portrayed on a national stage, I am wondering what Campbell's thoughts are regarding the appearance of former President Bill Clinton as a keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention?

What does Campbell suggest I tell my children and grandchildren when they ask who Clinton is or was?

I believe the Democratic Party espouses similar "family values" as the GOP. If that is the case, how do they reconcile a morally corrupt philanderer as one of the more important faces of their party? This "smutty joke" should also be addressed by the candidate, the party and the media.

David Terry

Sandy

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