Assuming you were Hillary Clinton, WOULD YOU HAVE FORGIVEN BILL CLINTON? Thanks

India
November 27, 2008 10:30pm CST
All the while during Bill's tenure in the White House,we all know the staunch support Hillary had been to Bill not only supervising his Presidential campaign but also earlier successfully supporting his stint as a governor in Arkansas. However, when the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke out, she forgave him for his escapades. If you were her, would you have done so?
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• Canada
28 Nov 08
Definatly not!! That was sick what he did.But it makes you wonder if she really forgave him,or just said it so she would look good,be the bigger person,so when it comes time for her to run for office we will all remember how "nice" she was.
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@sid556 (31005)
• United States
28 Nov 08
That is pretty far-fetched don't you think? I think that even if she divorced him that people would have respect for the grace in which she handled the situation. I am sure that it was a very painful time for her and yet publicly, she always handled herself very well. I don't think anyone would have held it against her had she divorced him. Her decision to remain married was something that is personal & private between her & bill and is no one elses business. Women catch their husbands cheating all the time. Some choose to work it out and remain married and others don't. She is a very strong woman...I really don't think she had other motives. She does not need to be married to Bill to be her own person. If anything, I heard many people question if voting for hilary would mean voting for Bill again. I wasn't even intending on voting for her but it had nothing at all to do with that silly incident which was very obviously a very costly to the american people set up. I don't really think most people would vote for Hilary simply because she was so "nice" to Bill. She deserves more credit than that don't you think? so do we.
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• India
28 Nov 08
Thanks for the responses. You are absolutely right inpointing out that the lady had so much grace and staunchly stood by her husband with dignity. Happy my lotting
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
28 Nov 08
Oh I'd probably have forgiven him and found a way to get along with him for the sake of our child. I am sure I would have. Would I have stayed married to him? Probably not. Something as to how we deal with a partner who cheats is a deeply personal issue, however. Unfortunately, this very personal issue was made very public. I admire the grace in which she handled it publicly. That had to have been tough considering it really was no one elses business. As for Bill...what he did was wrong. It was wrong to the marriage but still...it was no one elses business. He was obviously set up. The public court proceedings were a big distraction from him running the country & doing his job...also dealing with the personal marriage problems. It was also very costly. Many other presidents and politicians had the same discretions and were not so publicly humiliated by them. Someone was out to make an example of him and to me that was just as bad if not worse.
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• India
28 Nov 08
Thanks for an awesome response. You just summarised the humiliating events so precisely and added tothe debate so well. You deserve abest esponse.
• Philippines
28 Nov 08
In my opinion, I WILL! Forgiveness is a grace we give to others when they need it the most. There's no good in living with the past, so it's better to forgive others to move on with goodness in your heart. If you ask yourself again, "WILL YOU FORGIVE?", before you answer it, ask yourself another question, "WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE FORGIVEN?"....
• India
28 Nov 08
Thanks for th response. It was nice toread that you too, would have forgiven. Happy my lotting
@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
28 Nov 08
I would have done done the same! There is always a place for forgiveness in my heart so I could always forgive my husband no matter what. This does not mean though that he will be free to do the same mistakes over and over again. I'd be more vigilant and observant the next time around to avoid same escapades to happen again.
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• India
28 Nov 08
Thanks for the response. Itwasgood that you put yourself in her situation and aply raised the point that you would have been more vigilant. Happy mylotting