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) Admirably reticent, compared to Robert Bennett.

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Slate rating: -1

The Rev. Jesse Jackson (The public's rating: +2)

Minuses:

a) Revealed Clinton family troubles immediately after his pastoral visit.

b) Parlayed pastoral visit into a week of self-promotion.

Pluses:

a) Graciously counseled a political rival in time of need.

b) Did not demand any political compensation in exchange.

Slate rating: -1

Rep. Bob Barr, R-Ga. (The public's rating: -5)

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