Originally created 09/13/98

Reader tired of hearing about Starr 091398 - The Augusta Chronicle



I am sick of hearing about the investigation of the "special persecutor," Ken Starr. He couldn't prove any wrongdoing in his Whitewater, Filegate, Travelgate and Vince Fostergate fantasies, so he spent more than four years and $40 million of taxpayer money to prove President Bill Clinton succumbed to a 22-year-old psycho-groupie who even stalked and lured her college professor into an extra-marital affair.

Yes, President Clinton made a mistake, but so do all of us -- all the time. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. Most of us fall short of the people we want to be ...

Mr. Clinton is one of the best presidents this country has ever had. I, and many other Americans, are not going to throw away all the good he has done for one mistake. If you were in desperate need of brain surgery, which is a very risky operation, which of these two would you choose: a surgeon who had never cheated on his wife, but had moderate successes in his operations, or another who had a couple of affairs, but an extraordinary record of successful operations. I believe most would choose "Romeo," and let his wife deal with his infidelities.

Our House and Senate are full of liars who have sold the American citizens out to the highest bidder. They have lied, cheated and stolen our money in every way possible -- including Social Security. This self-righteous bunch of hypocrites have just about put middle America into poverty by selling out to special interests, including the health care moguls, the insurance companies, etc.

I say, forgive President Clinton's human weakness and support him in leading our country ... Compared to most of the vultures in Washington, he's a Saint.

Elaine van der Linden,Belvedere