The Punditry Crisis

Aug. 14 1998 3:30 AM

The Punditry Crisis

What will save America from this awful calamity?

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"If a president were proved to have had an adulterous liaison while in the White House, the American people 'should certainly be concerned about it ... if all that were proven true, I think that would be a very serious offense. That is not going to be proven true. I think we're going to find some other things.' "

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This is, admittedly, just a single line from a long-ago interview, but it suggests that the Clintons are locked into a denial. If Clinton admits an affair, how could Hillary ever explain away this quote? Can the president do a mea culpa knowing that the video of Hillary saying it "would be a very serious offense" would be thrown back in his face again and again and again?

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