Unacceptable behavior is the subject of this evening's "Talking Points" memo.
Gary Condit has now told authorities he did indeed have an affair with Chandra Levy, the young woman who has been missing for more than two months. Previously, Condit told the authorities and the country he did not have a sexual relationship with Ms. Levy.
Since there's a good chance that Ms. Levy has been murdered, the congressman's conduct is inexcusable, cruel and perhaps criminal. He has lied to the Levy family, who are suffering greatly. He has made their suffering worse.
So why is Gary Condit still a congressman? He should have resigned weeks ago. And why haven't our nation's leaders called for his resignation? The silence is deafening.
Condit's lawyer, Abbe Lowell, who also defended Bill Clinton's lie, says that Condit had the right to keep silent about Chandra Levy because he has a right to a private life. Is that unbelievable or what? Lowell thinks a, quote, "private life" allows somebody to deceive in a missing persons case.
I don't believe Abbe Lowell's going to be nominated for the ethics hall of fame any time soon.
Since the powerful do indeed protect each other, it is time for we, the people, to swing into action. On the screen right now is Congressman Condit's website you can e-mail him through his homepage...and his office phone number at the House of Representatives in Washington. If you think this man is a disgrace to our country and should quit...let him know. Also let your Congressman and Senator know you would like to speak out about this case.
Minority Leader Dick Gephardt has defended Condit in the past...today we called his office and were told MR. GEPHARDT IS OUT OF THE COUNTRY...AND HAS NO COMMENT.
Talking Points is absolutely disgusted with the conduct and lies of Gary Condit. No matter what the foolish DC Chief of Police says, Condit has to be a suspect.
But even if he is completely innocent of anything connected with Chandra Levy's disappearance...Condit has caused her family pain and anguish.
He is not fit to serve.
And that's the Memo.
Most Ridiculous Item of the Day
Time now for the "Most Ridiculous Item of the Day." Well, Monica Lewinsky got the infamous dress back from the authorities, the one
she told Barbara Walters she would burn. But not so fast with those
matches, Monica. Some jaded collectibles people estimate the value of the dress at $1 million.
Ms. Lewinsky's spokesperson, Linda Tripp -- I'm sorry, I mean Judy
Nadler, says Monica has not yet decided the fate of the dress. Hold it, I feel Karnak the Magnificent coming on. She will sell the dress. And the whole thing is ridiculous.
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