Steve Dunleavy, New York Post, 9/21/99 (no link):
IT WON'T be hard to find Bill Clinton in New York today - just follow the traffic jams that his visits always produce.
But don't look for his conscience. For the past 14 years, you wouldn't have been able to find it with AWAC radar and search parties.
I am not talking about the scandals of lying to judges and juries, or low-jinks in high places, or Whitewater or Travelgate or Filegate.
It has to do with a man called Wayne Dumond, over whose case I have agonized for long more than a decade.
Dumond, now 52, was given conditional parole yesterday in Arkansas after having being sentenced to 50 years in jail for the rape of Clinton's cousin.
That rape never happened.
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The father of the so-called rape victim was one of Clinton's biggest donors in his race for the Arkansas Governor's Mansion.
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I have in the past spoken to Wayne Dumond for hours in his cell, and, apart from never seeing his wife when he gets his freedom, he says: "No, I'm not bitter. I've learned a lot. I think I've become one of those computer nuts while in jail."
We will be able to find Clinton today in New York. But who can find his conscience?
Steve Dunleavy, New York Post, 2/22/1999 (and note Juan Williams reference - still a wanker):
I SURE HOPE BILL'S NO RAPIST
IF I were falsely accused of rape - whether I were Bill Clinton , Prince Charles or Joey Bullets from Brooklyn - I would move like a cougar.
I would whisk my false accuser before a court with such haste, I'd break the speed limit.
Addressing this ugly allegation yesterday on Fox News Channel, House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R.-Ill) said:
"I don't know whether it [the allegation against Clinton] is founded or not. That's something Attorney General Janet Reno should look at for foundation."
Janet Reno? She's too busy trying to nail independent counsel Kenneth Starr to concern herself with mere allegations of rape.
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Just tell us, Mr. President: I didn't rape that woman, Juanita Broaddrick.
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Sadly, I have known women who have been raped who would never come forward because of the obvious trauma.
Juan Williams, a prestigious liberal commentator, said about the allegations: "Where is Mrs. Clinton on this? ... It is something you would think feminists would be outraged about."
Britt Hume of Fox television said, "This is far uglier than anything we have ever heard."
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For Bill Clinton's sake, I hope he is proved innocent. In 1989, under Bill Clinton's stewardship, an Arkansas man named Wayne Dumond was convicted in a highly controversial case of raping a relative of Bill Clinton.
Despite overwhelming evidence that Dumond was innocent, Clinton, as governor, refused to review the case and let stand a 50-year sentence which Dumond is still serving.
There would be more. Before going to jail, Dumond almost bled to death after two masked intruders castrated him.
Rapists are not treated kindly in Arkansas.