How to Survive The Scandal

I wish this was over," the President said. "after I leave this place, I never want to see it again." Bill Clinton on Monday night, after his sorta culpa? No. President Ulysses Grant in 1875, after scandals had smudged his Civil War gloss. Clinton has been reading about Grant, who he believes got a "bum rap." Both men were subjected to all manner of low-grade calumny: mostly financial scandals for Grant, mostly Monica for Clinton. For both, the accusations were constant, painful and irrelevant to a majority of the public. Grant remained the nation's most popular politician even postscandal. Ditto Clinton....

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