MONICA!

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Dec. 18 1998 3:30 AM

MONICA!

A libretto in search of a composer

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GOLDBERG: What?

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TRIPP: There's a dress ...

GOLDBERG: Hold on, let me call Sparky.

[Independent Counsel Starr uses Tripp to detain Monica. A few days later, the news breaks. On the advice of his pal Harry Thomason, Clinton flat-out lies to his wife, to his loyalists, and to the public about the relationship.]

"I Never Have" (performance should build in tempo and intensity)

CLINTON: You know I'd like to answer questions,

An act my lawyers won't allow.

I'll give you more not less, sooner not later,

I just can't say a word right now.

But I don't know why she'd say these things

Her head's full of who knows what. But I never had sex with that woman

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