Who Cares, Anyway?

If America is only afternoon television, then people will care, in a slack- jawed way, whether Bill was unfaithful to Hillary with Gennifer. It is the kind of question asked on soap operas and on Oprah and Geraldo and Donahue. When the program ends, the audience will mute a commercial and scratch itself, glance out the window and see that reality still looks lousy. It will turn back to the television and click through the channels to find another hour of pointless junk.

The Clinton story raises the old questions about the "character issue" and the relevance of the sex lives...

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