Impeachment: Our Nattering Nabobs

Hearings have ceased to be useful. They are now an extension of television

If the age of scandal is peaking with the possible impeachment of the President, it also shows signs of sputtering out. Scandals are now likely to claim the accuser as well as accused. Henry Hyde will be written about not for his three decades of public service but for failing to rise to his moment in history. Remember the invincible Senator Alfonse D'Amato who kept predicting the discovery of a smoking gun in his Whitewater inquiry? New Yorkers did, and he's outta here. Serial investigator Representative Dan Burton was re-elected, but not before he was nailed for an extramarital affair during...

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