At a difficult moment in his presidency, Bill Clinton is looking for answers.If our corporate media had any standards of decency or fairness, they would have actually published something along the lines of what I concocted above.
“He’s a bit perplexed, I believe,” said Vice President Al Gore. “I mean, look, we’ve done all we can to make government more accountable by launching the first official White House web site and making other federal agencies, the U.S. court system and the military develop sites of their own. We’ve also created 11 million new jobs, and we’re doing all we can to help pass McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform legislation. On top of that, we’re on target not only to balance the federal budget, but return a surplus to the treasury.”
“So what is going on? You have The Washington Post running a front-page story of FBI agents and prosecutors working for ‘independent’ counsel Kenneth Starr talking to about 12-15 women he supposedly knew in Arkansas about an alleged extramarital affair, including someone named Paula Jones, and the president has said that he doesn’t recall ever meeting her.”
To an extent, Clinton walks off the criticism. “He does a very good job of keeping out the extreme things in his life,” according to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. “He’s stubborn. He’s loyal to his philosophy.”
Every time I think the punditocracy can’t possibly sink any lower in its efforts to make President Nutball look quasi-legitimate, they manage to do so (really can’t add anything else to what Barbin MD or Lithium Cola said, but only emphasize how transparent the motives are of Dubya’s enablers as circumstances around him spin further and further out of control).