Notebook: Aug. 31, 1998



NO ONE Sadly, there are no winners when the nation endures a crisis like this one. We Americans all suffer when the office of the President undergoes a failure of trust.

O.K., ALL RIGHT. THE PRESS Man, we are just having a field day with this thing. And as soon as it started getting boring, the President sings like a canary. Vive le scandale!


BILL CLINTON The master of disaster finally lost his touch. Failing to be either sympathetic or apologetic, he didn't come close to matching the Hugh Grant speech. Nice tie.


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