Dec. 18 1998 3:30 AM


A libretto in search of a composer

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[The House votes to hold impeachment hearings. But just a few weeks later, the midterm elections, which are expected to go the GOP's way, are held. Contrary to predictions, the Democrats pick up seats, and the GOP's obsession with scandal is repudiated. Gingrich resigns, and the practical chances of Clinton's removal evaporate. As the show ends, we hear from Starr, Lewinsky, and Clinton.]


"The People Have Spoken" (dramatic, stirring)

STARR: The election was held and the people have spoken,

I can't believe what they had to say.

I had Clinton boxed into a corner

Looks like he's going to get away.

I spent four years and 40 million

That's a lot of time and loot.

I made Clinton look ridiculous,

But the only scalp I got was Newt's.

Illustration by Michael Sloan

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