Passion for Truth: From Finding Jfk's Single Bullet to Questioning Anita Hill to Impeaching Clinton Paperback – Bargain Price, October 31, 2001
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Specter seems right at the eye of the storm beginning with JFK's assasination on to Clinton's problems. Specter from the start shows true passion and concern for probing for the truth, as reflected in is persistence to this day of failure to close all angles, e.g. a nine minute interview with Mrs. Kennedy? As Specter comments: "Extensive questioning of Jacqueline Kennedy would probably not have produced any revelations. But we will never know. I continue to believe that far more quesitons should have been put to the former first lady."
Specter is the "questionar" par excellence. From the one bullet theory to his cleaning up of justice in hometown Philadelphia to Anita Hill to Clinton, Specter is revered as a no nonsense, get to the heart of the matter investigator.
I have the utmost respect for his talents and pursuit for the common good of us all. What transforming values have plagued us, as Specter laments: "And so it came to pass that the impeachment of Clinton established the political standard that a president, however errant, would remain in office unless he had lost the confidence of the American people that he could perform his official duties. History will not say that president was not guilty, although he as entitled to acquittal because the charges were not proved in a Senate trial, but historians will reject William Jefferson Clinton's brazen contention that it was all Republican politics and a right-wing conspiracy. For me it was just one more investigation. As I had argued to question Jacqueline Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, so, too, I sought the testimony of the key witnesses and Bill Clinton. As I had thoroughly questioned Robert Bork and Anita Hill, so, too, I sought more thorough examinations of Sidney Blementhal and others. I was diappointed in the Senate's failure to the American people in the trila as my father was in not receiving his war bonus from the Congress."
Although I do not agree with some of Specter's cherished convictions, I do admire him greatly and believe he represents the wholesome, dedicated public servant which youth of this great nation can pattern themselves after. This book provides such evidence of an exciting and servant-filled career.