March 22, 2002

REHMING STARR : This morning's surreal moment from NPR comes from the The Diane Rehm Show's News Roundup. Susan Page was guest host and had the fair and balanced panel of Clarence Page, Martin Walker, and Eleanor Clif

Even setting aside the credible claims against Bill Clinton that were never adjudicated, his own admissions seem to disprove this conclusion. Besides apologizing to the nation for his wrongdoing, he was forced to settle the Paula Jones lawsuit and to give up his law license as part of a plea bargain with the Special Prosecutor. We might also note that he was impeached, though not of course removed from office.

I don't know what kind of monetary value we should place on all of that (personally, I think vindicating the principle that "trailer park trash" and presidents are equal before the law would be cheap at twice the price), but it seems hard to reconcile these admissions and the impeachment with the notion that he'd done "nothing."

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 22, 2002 11:14 AM
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