'saA Word From Our Editor
Hy Sharondu Wilcox
For months now America has been dealing
wilh ihc Clinton and Lewinsky situation, the
extra-marital alTair, the semen-stained dress and
the other women who claimed to have had sexual
relations with the president. The American
puhlic, voluntarily or involuntarily, has had the
opportunity to look a bit deeper into the country's
political sphere, but no one has stared
as deep into the eye of the political
scanilal of the year as Kenneth .Starr.
Starr, who was originally assigned
to report on the Whitewater
investigation, submitted a report to
Congress' OKlce ol the Independent
Counsel. This 45-page report gives
substantial and credible inlbrmation
that the firesident, William Jefferson
Clinton, committed acts that by law
are grounds for impeachment.
The Starr report reveals that
President Clinton lied under oath in
testitiK'nies in the Paula Jones sexual-
harassment lawsuit, attempted to
testimony of a potential witness who had
knowledge of facts that would reveal his false
to obstruct justice by
involving himself in a
witness's plan to refuse
to cooperate with a
court subpoena and
lying to potential grand
jury witnesses and
The report contains
language and graphic
descriptions of the
affair between the
l.ewinsky. details of
plans to commit perjury
by Clinton, Lewinsky
and (ithers along with
accounts of other
Society has been bombarded with this scandal
by daily newscasts, locally and nationally, and it
has been the forefront of talk shows and the
sometimes hilarious openers for David Letterman
and Jay Lcno.
The impeachment fever of the issue is heating
up, but is there reason,
constitutionally to impeach the
president, and why is society treating the matter
like this is the first time that a major political
figure has committed such an act?
In a nation that is so quick to point the finger
at anyone but themselves, presidents as early as
Thomas Jefferson were guilty of extra-marital
affairs. Jefferson kept his mistress, who was a
slave, hidden in the attic of his house away from
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., respected
for his work in the Civil Rights Movement of the
1950s and 60s, was recorded on audio tape by J.
Edgar Hoover having sexual relations wilh
another woman. Hoover wanted to use the tape
as a way of blackmailing King to end his
involvement in the Civil Rights Movement.
President Nixon, because of his involvement
in Watergate, did give cause for impeachment
proceedings; but resigned before Congress had a
chance to impeach him.
Jefferson's mistress was his "little secret"; the
recording of King and the mystery lady;
President Kennedy and Marilyn
Monroe were all things of the past,
proving that America is not
unfamiliar with political scandal,
but the question remains: Arc
President Clinton's actions
grounds for impeachment'?
The experts who have reviewed
the Starr report say it overlooks the
important issues - the president
lying under oath, abusing his
power as president, obstructing
justice, and his dealings in the
Monica Lewinsky Whitewater scandal. The report is
induencc the basically about Clinton's sexual relationship
^finlon sTpprwal rating Sill remains
high among many Democrats. Pictured j
above, Clinton is greeted with a hug of admiration.
with a former White House intern.
When the forefathers of this country set up
what is now our government, be it right
i'of wrong, grounds for impeachment
meant for the president to be involved
in such criminal acts as treason or
bribery- not SEX!
The News Argus staff is interested in
what you have to say about the Clinton/
Lewinsky scandal. Whether you are a
part of the Democratic or Republican
party, we would like to hear your
thoughts about this. Do you feel that
the president has betrayed the nation
by lying about his relationship with
Do you feel that he should be
impeached for his actions or dismiss
the entire issue now that he has
admitted to his wrongdoings?
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