Readers's Views on Clinton's Speech
Yes. Now let's drop it and get on with other more important things.
No, he was dancing around the whole subject as he always does.
However, at this point this whole subject needs to go away and let our tax
dollars be spent on something more worth while.
I don't want to know such things about anyone, much less the president
of the United States. I had very few questions about all this in the first
place and I don't think the country particularly needs the answers.
Yes, and I don't want to hear any more about it from anyone, especially
No,it was not a private matter -- he is the president and she was a
He was in position of power.
He failed to address that entire aspect of the issue.
I had no questions. I was certain that the president had done what he
was accused of. His statement only served to confirm that he remains
unrepentant. He did not say he was sorry, only that he deeply regretted his
actions. I think that the only thing he regrets is that he got caught. He
remains one of the most skillful liars it has ever been my misfortune to
Once again the First Liar has weaseled, lawyer talked and dodged the
truth. There is no question that his performance was another example of his
moral depravity. How can he effectively lead if any thing he proposes will be
I want an apology for wasting 7
months worth of investigation dollars
while defending something he knew all
along was al lie.
The man's personal life is NONE of my business. He had consensual sex
with a willing partner. This is inconsequential to what he was hired to
do--RUN THE COUNTRY. I am sick of Ken Starr and his stalkers. I have voted
Republican in the past, but NEVER will again.
I think it is time for Mr. Starr to pack up and leave town.
Americans are ready for closure.
Yes, it's time to move on. If there is any cover up, it's not a coverup
of a crime a la Nixon. This is no way to change governments, by resignation,
or by impeachment over this kind of issue. The cost, in terms of national
divisiveness and poisoning of future political processes, is simply not worth
it at this time.
No, I do not feel the President was apologetic at all. Defiant is an
appropiate description of his speech. The President did not experience a
"lapse" in judgment for 18 months. He demonstrated his lack of discipline
and lack of respect for his own office.
No. His assertion that this is a private matter is wrong. Sex with a
White House intern in the oval office and then using the instruments of
government (secret service, Betty Currie, White House lawyers, assorted
government-paid spinners)is anything but a private matter. Moreover, his
attack on Starr was a reflection of his delusional personality in which he
sees himself as the victim. He's scary.
No. He was evasive, confrontational rather than contrite and still
trying to blame everyone else for serious mistakes whereas his own behavior
was only a minor misleading.
No, absolutely not. He still doesn't seem to want to take complete
responsibility for his actions. And a note to everyone who keeps asking what
business we have prying into the President's private life: Excuse me, didn't
these events take place in the White House, during the course of business and
with an employee young enough to be his daughter? I think he forfeited any
right to privacy when he conducted himself in this fashion.
The President didn't really say or admit anything. The entire speech was a
study in obfuscation.
What I want to know is, will Clinton now apologize to all of the people
his staff has been attacking in the press for the past 7 months? The list
includes (but is not limited to) Linda Tripp, Paula Jones, Ken Starr,
Jennifer Flowers, Lucianned Goldberg, and Kathleen Willey. And why did
Clinton feel he had to attack Starr? Clinton is a lawyer. He also signed
legislation extending the Independent Counsel statute. He, of all people,
should know that Ken Starr is doing a job that he has a mandate to perf
orm. If, as he stated early in his speech he wanted to take complete
resonsibility, why did he attempt to fix blame on Starr?
After having seen Clinton caught in lies before and suspecting him of
many more lies, half truths, stonewalling I wasn't surprised at his speech.
Remember it is never his fault. The only thing I was surprised at was the
shock and disappointment of others at Clinton. Where have they been? In a
Dear Sirs, The President did not answer my questions. He did not
acknowledge that the investigation was caused by his actions. He is the sole
reason there is investigation. He does not seem to believe he has done wrong
and has surely has not apologized for having done so. HE must resign..
I think this issue should be stop!!! Clinton express
his plea to the public. Spend tooo much money on issue that not concerning
the function of the government. Money should spend for the welfare of the
This is tax payer money!!! Next campaign keep talking about sex scandel.
to get my vote.
He answered my questions. Anyone who feels the need know more should
tune to the daily talks shows on television.
No!! The speech was just another attempt
by President Clinton to pull the wool over the
eyes of the nation. He spent about 10 seconds
appologizing for his acts, didn't bother to
appologize to Monica Lewinsky, and spent the rest
of his time criticizing Kenneth Star who was
only carrying out an investigation he was hired
to do. If President Clinton had just been honest
with the American people about everything (which
I don't believe he has been to this point) the
investigation could have been completed much sooner.
This country doesn't need a President like Bill
Clinton. I didn't get the impression that he was
the least bit sorry for what he had done. There's
still a lot to be answered.
I am satisfied with the President's remarks. Starr's investigation
should end and the media should stop hyping this story way out of proportion.
YEs, He needed not to get into details. It only proved that he lied to
the american public. All public officials do!
It's the kind of response you'd get from a 15-year-old. I didn't really do
it...it's someone else's fault...just get off my back...
He answered a large question in my mind: Has he matured, learned from his
behavior? No. Will he "grow up?" Not in the forseeable future.
NO. He did not address the real issues, but instead gave a sliver of
truth in an attempt to protect his image, then tried to shift the
responsibility for his actions to Judge Starr. He is without shame.
No not at all. It seems to me all he did was
tap dance completly around the question.
I think he should resign. One thing I will say,
he sure has a way with words.
Yes, now please give us in depth coverage of other, relevant news. Too
liltle attention given the 200 dead in Africa. Shame on you. This is not
going to be another Watergate, get over it and move on.
Mr Clinton did exactly what I thought he would do. He made lame
excuses for his pathetic and criminal actions and tried to blame someone else
for his own moral failings. He is a liar and is not fit to lead this country.
The President did not answer my questions. I was shocked at the tone
and content of his speech, expecting a more apologetic answer. Instead, we
heard more of his carefully worded denials and attempts to both make excuses
and divert blame for his situation that represents a behavioral personality
disorder more than a commander-in-chief. I was ready to accept his apology
for his lies to myself and the rest of America, and he let us all down.
Instead of answering our questions, we now just wonder wha
t else he has lied about.
No. We waited seven months for what?
No. I don't like his double-standard. Clinton
abandoned Hispanic H. Cisneros over a sex scandal,
likewise the African American Sergeant Major and a
woman Airforce Captain and did not pardon them,
that their sexual affairs were private. No
President is above the law. I want to see the
Starr grand jury report. I want to know why Sen.
Feinstein is also so disappointed by Clinton's
actions. I'm not going to be a "simpleton" about
this abuse of many women in the workplace. Clinton
needs psychological counseling for his sexual
addictions. I am an independent and vote both
Democratic and Republican--not a "party" member.
NOT REALLY HE DODDGED MOST OF THE ANSWERS LIKE HE HAS IN THE PAST.HE,S
A MASTER OF THE ART OF USING WORDS TO EVADE THE REAL ISSUES.HE,S BEN A GOOD
PRESIDENT SO FAR. IM IN MY EIGHTIES AND GO BACK QUITE A FEW YEARS IN
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS.QUOTING SHAKESPEARE[THE EVIL MEN DO] FITS HIM TO A TEE.
Unbelievable! President Clinton is NOT the victim in this matter. He
is responsible for his predicament--not Kenneth Star, a right wing
conspiracy, or Barney the Dinosaur! His speech did not begin to answer the
questions that demand an answer.
I am glad that he acknowledged his mistake. I just wish that he had
done so seven months ago. This whole situation is like a severely infected
wound or a malignant tumor that was neglected. There has also been so much
time and money wasted. Is there a way to make him pay the bill?
I was really hoping the he would tell the nation how "sorry" he was
and to ask "forgiveness" for his stupid actions.
We all knew he did it, and I am glad he finally came out and admitted
it. I heard what I needed to hear, now if we could just stop fussing over it
and focus on more important issues facing the nation, then I will feel like
he is still our president and in control. All of this mess is too
distracting and can wait until he has finished his term.
I think Clinton told the public everything we needed to know. He
admitted the relationship with Monica Lewinsky and apologized for misleading
the public. He owed us the truth, not details.
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