Clinton's Sex Scandal Essay by The Research Group

Clinton's Sex Scandal
Examines charges of infidelity & perjury, media & public's responses, roles of Hillary Clinton & prosecutor Starr and the issue of private vs. public morality.
# 13429 | 1,800 words | 12 sources | 1999 | US

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"Despite all the marital infidelities alleged against President Clinton in early 1998 his approval ratings soared higher and higher. When asked if infidelity (admitted, proved, or alleged) had any effect on Clinton's ability to govern, the majority of the American people seemed to have decided that it did not. His alleged actions, unless they constituted sexual harassment, were not crimes. The Special Prosecutor, Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr, did not accuse the President of being unfaithful to his wife but of committing perjury and encouraging another person to commit perjury. The charges of infidelity would, therefore, only diminish the President's ability to do his job if they caused a huge loss of confidence within his party, the government, and the American people. This has not happened so far--which may mean that people do not believe such actions.."

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