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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Pluses:

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a) Stayed utterly silent about the scandal, clearly disgusted by it all.

b) Kept the rest of the administration focused on policy, thus preventing total executive paralysis.

c) Did not lie or spin for the president.

Slate rating: +4

Rep. Henry Hyde, R-Ill. (The public's rating: +4)

Minuses:

There are none yet.

Pluses:

a) (Mostly) kept his mouth shut and prevented the House Judiciary Committee from jumping the gun on impeachment.

Slate rating: +4