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Morning Word, 02-21-13

Pete Domenici did WHAT?

February 21, 2013, 8:00 am
By Matthew Reichbach
Former U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici announced that he had a child from an affair more than three decades ago on Wednesday. It was the main talk of the Roundhouse today -- and even was the subject of a lot of discussion in the national political landscape.

New Mexico Capitol Report looked at Domenici's words during the Clinton impeachment. Domenici said int his official statement that he was more worried about the perjury than the affair.

But here is the money quote that is being passed around:
Truthfulness is the first pillar of good character in the Character Counts program which I have been part of establishing in New Mexico. Many of you in this chamber have joined me in declaring the annual "Character Counts Weeks." This program teaches grade school youngsters throughout America about six pillars of good character. Public and private schools in every corner of my state teach children that character counts; character makes a difference; indeed, character makes all the difference.
Something else that is being passed around? A transcript of Michelle Laxalt, the woman who Domenici had an affair with, defending Domenici in the David Iglesias scandal.

The money quote there?
I don't think so. I think when you're -- when you're attacking the integrity of someone who has been in public service for his entire lifetime, at great sacrifice, supporting no fewer than eight children and with the many sacrifices and the many contributions Senator Domenici has made, not only to the country, but to New...
No fewer than...

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