The Political Interest: Bash Him for the Right Reasons

Bash Him for the Right Reasons

GIVE THE GUY A BREAK. THE GAME OF GOTCHA, THE rush to bash Bill Clinton for backpedaling on his campaign promises, has got out of hand -- and then some. The daily newscasts introduced with the words "Clinton changed his mind again today" are becoming reminiscent of Chevy Chase's famous Saturday Night Live bulletins -- "This just in: Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead." There are two concerns here, and they need to be separated. Clinton's problem isn't broken pledges; it is the disingenuousness he displays as he breaks them. Only the latter is indefensible; coupling them as equal sins is...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!