He is not alone in seeing peccadilloes in perspective. Edward Gibbon wrote of Charlemagne: "Of his moral virtues, chastity is not the most conspicuous: but the public happiness could not be materially injured by his nine wives or concubines, the various indulgence of meaner or more transient amours..."
I am with Gibbon and Aaronovitch: however much we might dislike our wives or daughters working in the White House, we should concentrate our attention on Clinton's political acts, not on his love life.
PHILIP N O'DONOGHUE
New Barnet, Hertfordhsire
Sherborne St John,