Letter: Clinton vs puritans

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Letter: Clinton vs puritans

Sir: Now it seems the only options left for president Clinton are the two great American institutions, to "get Jesus" in a very big and public way and/or commit himself to the care of a therapist. Either way we will get to witness very well-spun contrition, absolution and rehabilitation with an ever more impassioned crescendo of pleas for forgiveness.

"New-found religion" is the same ploy that those on Death Row often embrace, usually to no avail. As Governor of Arkansas and a presidential hopeful, Clinton very publicly signed death warrants, just for the votes. Now he wants forgiveness. May one suggest that he begin by asking forgiveness from all the families of those put to death in Arkansas.


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