With the mildest of apologies in the direction of Al Gore, I would like to present another "Inconvenient Truth." Here it is. Personal consistency and politics are frequently a poor fit.

With the mildest of apologies in the direction of Al Gore, I would like to present another "Inconvenient Truth." Here it is. Personal consistency and politics are frequently a poor fit.

When determining the measurement of a man or woman for public office, both elected politicians and a large segment of the voting populace, use neither a yardstick nor a meter stick in their calculations. Metaphorically speaking, they use a slide rule. And slide they are willing to do. From one expedient point to the next.

This particular politically correct subset of the voting population is quite vocal. They demand (if the subject were to arise and it has) that the public turn a blind eye to the documented Oval Office antics of former President Bill Clinton and his companion Monica Lewinsky. These actions are of no consequence.

However, when it comes to Donald Trump, the past and present defenders of former President Clinton, exhibit vision that exceeds 20 /20. They zero in on President Donald Trump's reported lewd behavior toward women and maintain that he is unfit to hold the country's highest elected office.

It has been stated that "consistency is the hobgoblin of a small mind." This statement is a misquote. The poet Emerson used the word "foolish" in front of the word "'consistency." Foolish consistency to the average politician may be standing for the same values in every speech to every audience, regardless of their race color or creed. Dangerous stuff.

—Danny Yochum, Hannibal