The Political Interest: Fade Away, Starr

Fade Away, Starr

It isn't too late for Kenneth Starr to quit as the new Whitewater independent counsel. And he should. In fact, it's the Republicans rather than the Democrats who should be urging his resignation. Consider the two possible outcomes of Starr's investigation and the way in which the White House will spin them. If Starr determines the Clintons did something wrong, he'll be tarred for partisanship. If he exonerates them, the Administration will crow that even a conservative Republican found the Clintons innocent. "That sounds sensible," says a Republican Senator, "but if Starr slams Clinton, we think the facts will drown out...

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