The Political Interest: TIME TO STOP SHOUTING

BILL CLINTON MISSED AN OPPORTUNITY LAST WEEK, AND GOOD FOR HIM. ON Friday, after the arrest of one suspect in the Oklahoma City horror, the President was asked if the "constant drumbeat in recent years that government is bad, that government is the enemy" may have contributed to the tragedy. For a President who has been attacked personally and mercilessly by his opponents, it must have been tempting to denounce those who use character assassination as a political tool. Instead he patiently and properly refused to speculate "about the motives or atmosphere until the investigation is complete."

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