Thursday, April 13, 2006

Let McGee go

There seems to be a question as to whether Alderman Mike McGee, Jr. lied under oath in a hearing seeking a restraining order against a woman who claims to have had an affair with him and says she is now carrying his child. Perjury requires a clear and intentional falsehood, and, even if McGee testified inaccurately, that may not have occurred.

But let's remember the context. Even if he didn't tell the truth, isn't he covered by the Clinton Exception to the perjury statutes? You can swear to tell the truth, but when it comes to the sex you may have had with someone other than your wife, all bets are off. A guy has to survive, doesn't he?

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