Driven to Distraction

After a few weeks with the Clinton case, even reasonable Senators get wiggy

Last Thursday a Republican Senator went before the cameras to denounce Democratic leader Tom Daschle's proposal for handling impeachment witnesses. Gleeful, the Senator crowed, "It is perhaps accurate for Senator Gramm and myself to describe the Daschle proposal as being Sex, Lies and No Videotape. Now we want the videotape. And this resolution will get it."

Who was this fire breather? It was Slade Gorton, the very same Washington Senator who just three weeks ago was making bipartisan music with Democrat Joe Lieberman. But now Gorton was bouncing off the walls of the radio-TV gallery like Mister Rogers on a caffeine...

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