The New York Times
THERE'S NOT much chance that Clinton is going to be removed from office. Republicans are conceding that they don't have the two-thirds majority needed in the Senate to send him packing. However, there's a very good chance that the House will vote to impeach him and bind him over for trial in the Senate. He deserves the humiliation of a trial at the very least.
Arkansas Democrat Gazette
CLINTON ACTS as if he's in just one more campaign, a battle to manipulate public opinion by demonising opponents. The White House calls the GOP impeachment move an effort to embarrass the President. Wrong. Mr Clinton is the embarrassment. Perhaps the pressure of an impeachment inquiry will make him confront his own demons.
The Providence Journal
THE IMPEACHMENT drama challenges us to consider the role of tradition in a constitutional democracy. The new left of the Sixties dispensed with the established order. It tossed away the ideal of common good and boasted instead about its own moral grandeur. It jettisoned the notion that politicians serve the public and installed the polar opposite: a government determined to enlighten taxpaying lumpen proletarians. Official Washington cares less about duty these days than the transformational power of the loophole. The President famously captured the trend when he tried to escape a perjury rap by telling prosecutors: "It depends on what the meaning of the word `is' is."
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