Meanwhile, the compartmentalization president did his best to pitch his tattered tent on high ground. "We cannot lose sight of our primary mission, which is to work for the American people," Clinton said in his weekly radio address, solemnly announcing the release of new grants in the war on drugs. A new CNN/Gallup poll reports that Clinton's job approval ratings remain at 60 percent. But as TIME White House correspondent Karen Tumulty points out, Clinton malcontents -- notably disaffected Democrats -- could quickly turn that very separation between Clinton's peccadilloes and his policies into an argument for his resignation. "They could argue that resigning would be the best thing for the policies that Clinton says he cares so much about," Tumulty speculates. "Surely, there could be no better steward for them than Al Gore, and Clinton's continuing troubles may merely guarantee that Congress never even gets around to talking about them."
WASHINGTON: The "vigorous defense" continues, even on a Saturday. Clinton lawyer David Kendall issued a second rebuttal, a 42-page addendum to Friday's 73-page installment. It contained further objections to Starr's report that already sound familiar: The President's acts were wrong but "do not even approach the Constitutional test of impeachment -- treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors... it is plain that sex is precisely what this four-and-a-half-year investigation has boiled down to."