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) Spun and spun and spun the president's denial for months without bothering to check if it was true.

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Pluses:

a) Was clearly dismayed by the entire scandal and his role in it.

b) Is quitting the administration (though not, apparently, on principle).

c) Loyal.

Slate rating: -1

David Kendall (The public's rating: 0)

Minuses:

a) Relied on iffy legalisms to help Clinton escape trouble.

Pluses:

a) Relying on iffy legalisms to help Clinton escape trouble is his job. He's a lawyer.