Bumpers, billed as a star orator, did not disappoint. "When you hear somebody say 'This is not about money,'" he said -- quoting H. L. Mencken and delighting the audience -- "It's about money. And when you hear somebody say 'This is not about sex,' it's about sex." He told a story about how he and Clinton had once survived a rough plane landing in Arkansas: "We jumped out and ran away unscathed —- to the dismay of every budding politician in Arkansas." He recited constitutional history and discussed patriotism, and at one point almost began to cry. He talked about the "human element" in the case against Bill Clinton, and that was what Bumpers himself brought to the Senate floor. Though few of his legal arguments broke new ground in this trial, his persona hit oratorical and emotional pay dirt -- here was an impassioned defender of Bill Clinton that this jury could trust. And be impressed by. "Some of you hate Bill Clinton," Bumpers intoned. "Rise above it... Don't leave a precedent from which we will never recover, and which we will surely regret." In this recyclable retread of a trial, America finally got something worth seeing twice.