Inside the Beltway

By McCaslin, John | The Washington Times (Washington, DC), December 5, 1996 | Go to article overview

Inside the Beltway


McCaslin, John, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)


REAL PRESS SCRUTINY

Not long ago, this column ventured into an area that few columns dare explore - the call of nature and the response of President Clinton during a round of golf at the Army Navy Country Club.

We concluded from Mr. Clinton's dash into the woods that it should come as no surprise that some presidents really do do the things that a lot of golfers do.

However, Mr. Clinton has now been caught relieving himself on camera, skipping not once, but twice, into the thicket surrounding the fourth and seventh holes of the NSW Golf Club near Sydney, Australia, while playing with golf great Greg Norman.

"Bill Clinton, leader of the wee world," blared the Aussie headlines the next morning. "They don't call him Bill `Zipper Problem' Clinton for nothing."

An accompanying photograph in one newspaper showed the president emerging from the bushes while adjusting his zipper, its caption reading: "Relaxed and comfortable . . . Bill Clinton on the course yesterday."

The story added: "For almost 15 minutes, the Prez drove his Secret Service agents wild as he insisted on . . . shaking the hands of the noisy crowd of more than 1,000 well-wishers."

BACON FRYING

Last year, when World War II hero Bob Dole was a candidate for the Republican nomination for president, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point wanted to invite him to a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Europe.

The academy superintendent even prepared a letter inviting Mr. Dole to not only speak, but to lead a parade, in his honor, of 4,000 cadets. Mr. Dole, who received advance word of the invitation, began drafting remarks, focusing mostly on his wartime experiences.

As required, West Point's invitation was sent to the Pentagon for approval by the secretary of defense. It was denied.

Kenneth Bacon, the Pentagon spokesman - not Defense Secretary William J. Perry - took credit for the rejection. It was against regulations for the news media to accompany presidential candidates on military bases, he explained.

Mr. Dole could visit West Point, but only alone.

At the invitation of Mr. Perry, Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Chi Haotian - the architect of the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989 - arrives today for a 10-day visit in the United States.

While here, Gen. Chi will tour several major U.S. military bases, including the Navy base at Norfolk, Fort Hood in Texas and the headquarters of the U.S. Pacific Command in Hawaii.

Asked this week if the Pentagon had any reservations about rolling out the red carpet for someone who had unleashed tanks and troops against unarmed civilians, Mr. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Inside the Beltway
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.