Okay, a few of my words, too. While I have not yet seen the testimony, I have seen snippets and have read the press reports. Ms Goodling was dressed appropriately for her testimony in front of the House Judiciary committee. She wanted the country to see her as she sees herself:
Here are a few selected tidbits from her testimony:
The person that I read about on the Internet and in the newspaper is not me. At heart, I’m a fairly quiet person. I try to do the right thing, and I try to treat people kindly along the way.
I do acknowledge that I may have gone too far in asking political questions of applicants for career positions, and I may have taken inappropriate political considerations into account on some occasions, and I regret those mistakes.
I don’t believe I intended to commit a crime.
I know I crossed the line of civil service rules. I didn’t mean to.
I believe I crossed the line, but I didn’t mean to.
I don’t know if this is a route that I would have decided to go down if it were up to me.
I can’t give you the whole White House story.
Okay, that’s it. I completely forgive her. She didn’t intend to commit a crime, so why should she be punished? Paris Hilton didn’t intend to commit a crime either, but she has to go to Barbie jail. I am starting a petition to get all brainless bimbos out of jail for committing crimes by accident.
I leave you with more words from poor, sweet Monica. They are from her college webpage:
Hi. My name is Monica Goodling,
and I’m a student at Regent University,
in Virginia Beach.
If I only had two seconds to tell you why I’m here,
I’d have to say this: I want to leave the world a better place than I found it. Tough assignment, but, worth a try.