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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b) May have known about Clinton's extracurricular activities, yet turned a blind eye.

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c) On television too much.

Pluses:

a) Urged Clinton early on to come clean.

b) Had good sense to leave the White House before corrupting himself.

Slate rating: +1

Hillary Clinton (The public's rating: +4)

Minuses:

a) Knew what a lech he was, yet always protected him.

b) May have always known truth about Lewinsky, yet still lied to protect Bill.

c) Chose aggressive, political strategy over contrition.