Henry Hyde, a former Congressman from Ohio, died early this morning. He was one of the House prosecutors who tried Bill Clinton for having a consensual adult relationship with Monica Lewinsky. Ironically Hyde had a child out of wedlock with a woman to whom he wasn't married, while he was married to another woman. This never deterred him from condemning Clinton's blow job however. Such is the depth of Republican hypocrisy and, to me, Henry Hyde personified it.
He also was involved in the $125 billion taxpayer savings and loan bailout when a bank he helped run saddled all of us with a $68 million bill. He was also a fervent opponent of a woman's right to choose her own reproductive options. He preferred that women have to resort to back alley butchers rather than have safe and legal abortions. He also did everything he could to make those procedures happen more often by supporting life after birth. The old saying that Republicans are only pro life from the moment of conception to the moment of birth was personified in Henry Hyde.
He won't be missed.