Now, Repeat After Me

Washington is trapped in Groundhog Day without a Hollywood ending

A second cup of coffee, a big muffin, a soft chair, and I'm ready for a full, unexpurgated dose of Ken Starr. Our earlier TV encounters had been so cryptic, so unsatisfying: Starr on his driveway comparing himself to Joe Friday and bidding reporters vaya con Dios. But now, into the hallowed chamber where the articles of Nixon's impeachment were debated, comes Clinton's nemesis--in the flesh and under oath.

But rather than All the President's Men, I'm watching a pallid remake of Groundhog Day, the umpteenth reliving of Bill Clinton's worst 24 hours. And unlike Bill Murray, a small-market newscaster who...

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