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Alexander: Can Hillary be judged fairly?

Jon Alexander, the former Twin Falls Times-News opinion editor who now holds the same position for the Quad Cities Times, capsulizes the problem many of us have with Hillary Clinton:

I just can't help it. I'm skeptical of Hillary Clinton. Polls show I'm not alone.

What's not so clear, however, is whether the doubts about the Democratic presidential nominee are justified.

I came of age in the era of Bill Clinton -- impressionable years filled with congressional investigation after congressional investigation. Monica Lewinsky became a household name. A cigar and blue dress dominated the news.

The Clintons, the narrative went, can't be trusted. 

The fact is, though, that after all of those probes, the president's philandering was the best congressional Republicans could do. Bill Clinton wasn't the first man in power to burn his family. Nor the last. Ever since, Republicans in Congress have spent millions on weakening Hillary Clinton's political position. A quarter-century of even the most half-baked investigations will skew public perception. More here.   

Question: Do you trust Hillary Clinton?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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