The Flytrap Blame Game

Politics and policy.
Aug. 29 1998 3:30 AM

The Flytrap Blame Game

Who really deserves sympathy? And who doesn't? Slate keeps score.

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a) Was right about Clinton and Lewinsky.

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b) Is compelled by law to investigate diligently and forcefully.

c) Has been patient with the stonewalling, deceiving Clinton.

Slate rating: +1

Paula Jones (The public's rating: -5)

Minuses:

a) Brought a legally dubious, gold-digging lawsuit.

b) Resisted a settlement that would have saved the nation much embarrassment.

c) Happily became a tool for Clinton's enemies.

Pluses:

a) Is vindicated because Clinton probably did it.