The Flytrap Blame Game
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.

(Continued from Page 7)

b) Admirably reticent, compared to Robert Bennett.


Slate rating: -1

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


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

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


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)