Fwd: THIS is TRUE Special: Clinton Intern Scandal
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> THIS is TRUE *Special Fornigate Issue* Copyright 1998 Randy Cassingham
> FORNIGATE: President Clinton is not terribly convincing when he denies
> having a "sexual relationship" with former White House intern Monica
> Lewinsky. A Cable News Network/Time magazine poll taken just after the
> charges came to light finds that 48 percent of Americans believe he did
> have an affair with her. Just 31 percent think he didn't; 21 percent
> are unsure. A parallel CBS television network poll found 41 percent
> said the charges were "probably true" while 21 percent thought the
> charges were "probably untrue". Clinton has steadfastly insisted the
> charges are false. (UPI) ...However, he has offered to pay Monica's dry
> cleaning bill.
> SEX, LIES AND AUDIOTAPE: The charges against President Clinton came to
> light after a former White House secretary recorded her telephone calls
> with Monica Lewinsky once the intern had been transferred away from the
> White House. After turning the tapes over to Special Prosecutor Kenneth
> Starr, Tripp wore a hidden microphone during an in-person meeting with
> Lewinsky in an attempt to gather even more evidence. (Christian Science
> Monitor) ...So, forevermore, any secret taping to gather evidence
> against a president will be known as a "Tripp-wire".
> STAND BY YOUR MAN: First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton is said to be "not
> flinching" from the charges against her husband. The idea of him
> committing adultery in the White House with an intern follows a long
> line of similar charges, such as those levied by Gennifer Flowers and
> Paula Jones. "I think people would certainly rather see her err on the
> side of being a little bit naive and saving her marriage than going out
> and questioning his integrity in front of the country," claims former
> White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers. (AP) ...Still, Hilary plans
> to write a new book, "It Takes a Village to Satisfy My Husband".
> FATHER FIGURE: Former President Jimmy Carter says Bill Clinton is not
> distracted from his presidential duties by the charges swirling around
> Washington. "I think President Clinton has a remarkable ability to
> focus on matters that are of concern to our country," he said. However,
> he would not say whether he believed Clinton's denials about the
> adulterous affair. Further, he refused to say whether he and Clinton
> had discussed the scandal during a "wide-ranging" meeting. "If we did,
> I wouldn't tell you," Carter said. (Reuters) ...Bill simply insisted on
> knowing how Carter turned admissions of "lust in my heart" into a
> political advantage.
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> FREE WILLIE: An "outraged" President Clinton angrily defended himself
> against charges that he had an affair with a White House intern and
> then urged her to lie about their liaisons under oath. However,
> reporters questioned his use of "lawyer words" in his denial, such as
> Clinton saying he did not have "any improper relations" with the woman.
> They wondered aloud what kind of relations, then, did they have?
> Clinton further says he never told anyone to lie, but rather says
> everyone should "tell the truth in this matter." (UPI) ...They're right
> to force him to be precise. He never has been able to remember the
> difference between "lie" and "lay".
> PRESIDENTIAL SEMANTICS: The wording of Bill Clinton's denials in the
> Clinterngate scandal have left observers groping for answers. "A lot of
> people speculate -- and it has been reported -- that the president says
> oral sex does not constitute a sexual relationship. Is that his view?"
> asked reporter Tony Snow of White House aide Ann Lewis on "Fox News
> Sunday". No, Lewis answered. "Sex is sex ... a sexual relationship
> means what it says, and that includes sex," she said in an apparently
> unsuccessful attempt to clarify his beliefs. (Reuters) ...This wouldn't
> be the first time a president has been brought down by "Deep Throat".
> BLUE GENES: An analysis by Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter suggests
> that President Clinton is predestined to cheat on his wife. Factors
> such as growing up in Hot Springs, Ark., ("then a wide-open gambling
> town") and genetics ("Everyone in Clinton's immediate family suffered
> from some kind of compulsive disorder or addiction") have made illicit
> affairs hard for Clinton to resist, Alter says. Add to that the
> Freudian connection between "'power and the penis' (you knew that was
> coming up some time)", and the president's many sex scandals begin to
> make sense. (Newsweek) ...The First Lady has some pre-destiny action
> going too: one anagram of "Hillary Rodham Clinton" is "Lynch harlot in
> PRE-INSTALLED VELCRO SEAMS: ABC News reported that Monica Lewinsky had
> received a dress as a gift from the president, and that it was soiled
> with ...uh... a large sample of his DNA. However, rival CBS News
> reports that the FBI confiscated the dress during a search of
> Lewinsky's apartment and has found "no traces" of DNA evidence on the
> garment. (UPI) ...Leading to possible "obstruction of justice" charges
> against Martha Stewart for sending a copy of her "Fighting Stubborn
> Stains" video to the White House.
> TAILGATE: A poll by Time magazine and the Cable News Network finds that
> while 65 percent think it is likely President Clinton indeed had an
> affair with Monica Lewinsky, 54 percent of those surveyed think
> Clinton's moral standards are the same as the average married man.
> (Reuters) ...The American Dream is still alive: anyone can grow up to
> be president!
> LEARNED LONG AGO IT'S UNSAFE TO STAND IN FRONT: "Gore Stands Behind
> Clinton" -- UPI headline
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