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All the News of the World American press comment on the possible impeachment of President Clinton
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The Independent Culture
AN IMPEACHMENT trial would paralyze the national government. Congress, the Supreme Court and the president would be unable to do any business because senators would be required to attend the proceedings, the chief justice would be required to preside and the president would be preoccupied with his predicament.

Members of the House cannot dodge their constitutional duty to make a determination and to deliver their judgment to the people as to whether they believe that President Clinton's conduct, however wrong, rises to the level of an impeachable offense. They must then take an additional step. They must determine whether it is in the nation's best interest to go forward with impeachment given all the circumstances. For me and for most Americans, the answer is self-evident. End it in the House.(Bruce McCall)

Los Angeles Times

WITH FEEBLE support for impeachment and a vote of censure still problematic, a frantic Congress is posting suggestion boxes all over Capitol Hill in the search for a punishment to fit President Bill Clinton's moral and legal crimes before he escapes unscathed at the end of his term. "We love the idea of handcuffing him to the first lady for life," says an insider of one early submission, "but, hey, we're not sadists! On the other hand, passing legislation to ban Clinton from ever eating another doughnut - that's a mere wrist slap. He'd still have cookies and pies. Sewing up his tear ducts? Without that sincerity trick, he's dead meat. But it does feel, you know, kind of medieval." (Bruce McCall)

Los Angeles Times

PRESIDENT BILL Clinton continued to duck and weave with legalistic gobbledygook in response to 81 questions the House asked of him. Clinton, and we, could learn a lot from President Grant's approach to his problems, which ranged from too much drinking to too little hands-on governing. Grant admitted mistakes and tried to tell the truth. Our President Pinocchio could take a cue from Grant on this 122nd anniversary of our 18th president's plain talk. (Al Neuharth)

USA Today

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