Under Investigation?

Heck, They Couldn't Be Happier

"I welcome the appointment of an independent counsel."

-- Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy, responding last week to an impending investigation into gifts he accepted from the poultry industry he regulates.

"I welcome this investigation."

-- President Clinton, this month, on congressional hearings into the Whitewater affair

"I welcome the opportunity to give Mr. Fiske the facts."

-- George Stephanopoulos, on testifying before Whitewater special counsel (March 1994)

"I welcome this investigation."

-- Representative Joe Kolter, after being subpoenaed, along with Representative Dan Rostenkowski, as part of the investigation into the House post office (May 1994)

"We welcome it."

-- David Byrd,...

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