The last month in quotes...
"Russian women think he's extremely sexy and virile, and Russian men are also extremely jealous of him." -- NBC's Jim Maceda, on Clinton's reception in Russia
"I mean, facially, it finally dawned on me that the person Ken Starr has reminded me of facially all this time was Heinrich Himmler, including the glasses." -- MSNBC's Keith Olbermann
"Some days when I get tired and weary, I think, he's been doing this longer than I have." -- Ted Kennedy on Bill Clinton...doing what Ted?
"[Mrs. Clinton] is committed to her marriage and believes in this president and loves him very much. ... It's at times like this when she relies on her strong religious faith." -- Marsha Berry, Hillary Clinton's press secretary
"It is my belief that we will not maintain our monopoly forever," -- U.S. Postmaster General William J. Henderson on the future of the post office
"This is no time for Congress to hesitate or shirk its constitutional responsibility. The White House can't lead. Congress must." -- Steve Forbes on the Starr report.
"Clinton's lawyer was not even given the chance to see the report [before it went to Congress]." -- CNN's Frank Sesno whining on the release on Starr's report
"Republican Special Prosecutor Ken Starr rejected a bid by the
President's personal lawyers
"Whether or not [Clinton] said the words, 'I'm sorry,' in [his speech], we all knew what he meant." -- ABC's Lisa McRee. But he has to say it!
"Oh, well, maybe I'm very naive or foolish or something, I don't know, but up until a couple of weeks ago, I thought Clinton was innocent." -- Andie MacDowell, correct on all counts
"There are several thousand girls named Hillary in the first grade in this country. There are hardly any in day care." -- Onomastician Cleveland Kent Evans, on the frequency of little girls being named "Hillary" after the 1992 Presidential election.
"I laid out as carefully and as brutally honestly as I could what I believed the essential truth to be." -- Bill Clinton on one of his versions of the truth.
"I'm very proud of the person I am privileged to introduce. I'm proud of his leadership, I am proud of his commitment, I am proud of what he gives our country and all of us every day by his commitment. I've seen.how he's given faith again to people all over our country. I've seen his.unrelenting determination to do what is best for America and for the children who will inherit our country. None of what has been done in the last five and a half years to put our country on the right track, heading in the right direction for the future, could have been done without the leadership of one particular person." -- Hillary Clinton introducing her husband after we learned of his unrelenting determination for something else.
"You cannot have this kind of conduct as normal and acceptable and easily dismissed unless there is a great effort to do so." -- Sen. Daniel Moynihan on Clinton's spin doctors.
"If I was doing it over again I wouldn't have done it, but I can't shoot them now that they're here." -- Ted Turner, who espouses an official policy dictating one-baby-per-family, comforting four of his children with the assertion that, in retrospect, he wouldn't have had five children.
"I thought that [the cigar] was an incredibly loving and sensitive thing to do. He was showing her that he cared about her and valued her essence. I didn't know he had it in him." -- An Oakland, CA sex therapist on the "loving and sensitive" Clinton.
"This Ken Starr report is now posted on the Internet. I'll bet Clinton's glad he put a computer in every classroom now!" -- Jay Leno.
"At the famous prayer-breakfast on September 11th, at which he spoke of his sin and his "broken spirit", the cameras caught him peeping round in the middle of his prayers, as if to check that everyone was watching. This is a consumate politician who knows exactly what strings, including heartstrings, he must pull to stay in office. That skill is the reason Americans think he should stay. That moral bankruptcy is why he must go." -- The Economist, September 19, 1998
"No longer do Mr. Clinton's allies even pretend to advance [his] case on its merits. Instead they hope that by constantly blurring the line, they might keep him in power by selling America on the idea that no one is fit to judge him. This in turn means not simply a White House denying this or that allegation, but a Clinton culture that undermines the idea of truth itself." -- Wall Street Journal
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