Readers's Views on Clinton's Speech
I feel very sad that the President allowed an ego trip of being pursued
by a starstruck young woman to ruin his chance at greatness. I am
disappointed he could not resist this temptation. I am sad about that, but am
mostly furious at the lack of checks and balances in our government to allow a
demagogue like Ken Starr to travel down the President's sex life and cause
this to become an ugly American Experience rather than what should have been
a private matter for the President and his own family. He is
the true Villain and should be stopped now.THe damage is already done. He has
in effect, brought down the Clinton Presidency. I cant believe no one can
stop this individual.
Yes. Enough already Kenneth Starr.
NO WAY! Ronald Reagan wouldn't take his suit coat off in the oval
office because of the respect that he had for the office of president..this
president will drop his pants..lie...and have his staff lie for him. NO
character...no morals...read the Federalist Papers Bill Clinton...get a clue.
He answered questions nobody had any business asking.
The President answered what I needed to know.
And yes, I agree with the President that Ken Starr
should shut up and go back to helping the tobacco industry's
hook young children on cigarettes.
YES, THE PRESIDENT'S SPEECH ANSWERED ALL OF MY QUESTIONS. I SUPPORT
No. The speech was about what I expected. Clinton did not really
apologize for anything. He sounded scripted and arrogant. What it most
unfortunate is that this speech may help Clinton avoid the perjury issue.
Lost in all the inane pundit comments about sex, is the seriousness of lying
under oath. One of the fundamental elements of our judicial system is that
when a person takes the oath to tell the truth, he must do nothing less than
that. To fail to hold the President to that standard is to d
damage the very foundation upon which our court system is based. I am ashamed
I voted for him in 1992.
Just more stonewalling. Instead of "Slick Willie" we should call him
IT ACTUALLY CREATED MORE QUESTIONS
When a President of the USA has sex with a White House Intern in the
Oval Office or for that matter anywhere else then you bet it is the public's
business and we have a right to pursue an investigative process to determine
Until the speech I was certain that the President would survive. After
the speech I am not so certain
The king has spoken and we, his humble peasants should accept his
majesty's royal declaration without question. Obviously, I'm not satisfied.
Bill's busy "fiddlin" while Rome burns.
I agree with the point that this is his "private life" but that should have been said long ago. President Clinton is not the first president to be guilty of straying outside his marriage, however this does seem to be the first time a president was ever forced to go public with the information. I wonder what past presidents would have done if put in the same situation.
Yes. However, he made a terrible mistake. The Starr investigation
should now end. I believe the Congress and the panel of judges who
appointed Starr order him to end the investigation on a certain date.
Submit his report. Let Congress decide if further action is necessary.
Yes. Let your great President get on with his job. God help the
Republicans for their terrible deed in this farce. We all know you are behind
it all. You managed to shoot America in the foot. I for one would hate to be
a Republican candidate for President.
I hope all of you in the media are happy now that you have embarrassed
the president and this country to the point of public disclosure of a private
matter. Can any of us be perfect enough to point the finger at anyone else.
Can we now drop the subject and go on to the important problems facing us? I
think our President showed great courage to wash his dirty laundry in front
of the entire world. I for one intend to mind my own business and I hope you
Clinton's "inappropriate relationship" with a promiscuous 21 year old intern
was a misuse of power.
In today's climate, military officer's would have been court martialed or
forced to resign,
government and industry executives would have been forced to resign. Even if
he is not found to have
committed perjury, the honorable thing for him to do is resign. Of course we
know that honor is
sorely lacking in this president. Where is NOW now in the their support of
I knew Bill Clinton in high school. At that time he was the darling of
all the teachers and most of the other students. His future was obviously
bright and his popularity the envy of others. But now, some 35 years later
he has revealed himself on national TV to be a hollow edifice, void of any
moral conscience. His shallow apology and belligerent attacks on the
prosecutors simply show how far this once shinning and promising star has
Yes he answered a question that I and the whole country knew, that he
did have a sexual relationship with Miss Lewinsky. I also believe that he
lied under oath to protect himself, however he did not use the office of the
Presidency to do so....That is a big difference which does not provide
grounds for " Impeachment"....Unlike Former President Nixon... who clearly
used the office of the Presidency used to cover up serious crimes that were
already evidenced on the Watergate tapes.
No, not at all. Worse yet, this man (sic) offered no apology at all.
What he has done to his wife and daughter is shameful. What he has done to
the office of the President is terrible. He should resign immediately and
devote himself to his family to the extent that they will trust him. He
should remove and even banish himself from any further (dis)service to our
country. His abuse of his office may be forgiven by God, but not by this
proud American veteran.
If I gave someone a blow job in my office I'd
be fired (and I work for a private company).
When you are a public official and receive oral
sex in your office it is no longer about your
Yes, The President is also human..
Yes, and now this witch-hunt should stop.I'm going to vote a straight
democratic ticket in November, and I never do.
Enough already, please let's get back to the country
and move on from the sex life of our president. How much
more money must we spend to investigate sexgate. This is
a politically motivated attack and everyone is aware of it.
Although, President Clinton should have exercised common sense
and not put his wife, the presidency and this country through
bedroom politics. If you are under investigation for alleged sexual
misconduct, the least president Clinton should have done was walk a fine
line of straight ethical conduct so as not to feed the Republican and media
frenzy for anything against Clinton.
I believe that when Clinton wagged his finger
on TV and said that he did not have sexual relations
with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky, that he lied directly
to the American people. This to me is serious than
any of the legal implications he may have.
The lying is not a private matter any more.
He deceived the American public.
I believe that the office of the President is
an institution, and it does not reflect the
opinion of one person. I think that President
Clinton did have a sexual relationship with
Monica Lewinsky, but I do not believe that his
actions has stop him from doing a good job
as Leader of the country. If he was not a good
President, then why was he elected for two(2)
terms? No matter what the independent counsel
finds out, this matter is still a private issue
that needs to be dealt with as such.
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