Monitor: All the News of the World - Reaction to Clinton's Admission of Sexual Activity
SOME WILL be moved to forgiveness by his belated admissions to the grand jury and on TV. We think it is too late for trust or respect. His shabbiness seems deplorable rather than impeachable. Adultery is not uncommon. Other presidents have been adulterers. Some insist he should not have been put on the spot over sex. He says: "Even presidents have private lives." Maybe so, but he should not have tried to save his skin by being unfaithful to us all.
AFTER SEVEN months of stonewalling, lies and cover-up, His address came across as little more than an attempt to save his flailed skin. The drip, drip, drip of sordid details only prolonged his wife and daughter's suffering. Now trapped and forced to confess, he wants everyone to forgive him and just butt out. The time will come to give the President his private life. But too many troubling issues remain unresolved before that door can be shut. USA Today
LONG AGO Clinton chose to manipulate the narrative of his political life in such a way as to cripple trust. What we will know in time is whether he has so falsified his conversation with the American people that he could not through the simple agency of truth position himself to receive their forgiveness. …