Starr's Turn on the Grill

Democrats want to show he broke rules in going after Clinton. But Starr has nowhere to go but up

Democrats who are eagerly waiting their chance to stick a fork into Ken Starr this week should be wary: the independent counsel has no place to go but up. Yes, the star witness at impeachment hearings will be forced to account for every questionable turn in his investigation of Monica Lewinsky. But Starr, often caricatured as a pious partisan out to ruin Bill Clinton at any cost, comes well trained for the contest.

As George Bush's solicitor general, he suited up every month for Supreme Court combat, often arguing with cool conviction such passionate issues as flag burning and school prayer...

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