In the aftermath of the initial administration responses to the breaking
story, it seems apparent that Mr. Clinton has left a bad taste in
Lewinsky's mouth. A growing majority are finding the President's story
hard to swallow, noting
that it appears quite evident that Monica was influenced by some sort of
Presidential gag order.
The First Lady, the recognized steward of the President's power base, is
reported to be afraid that Lewinsky has blown everything. Vernon Jordan is
reported to have suggested that Ms. Lewinsky approach the President with
a stiff upper lip for the time being, and is quite upset at how much damage
her wagging tongue seems to have done.
Meanwhile, the White House staff is engaged in a furious search for Richard
Nixon's tape erasing machine, last seen on loan to the offices of the Rose
Law Firm in Little Rock. In an effort of goodwill, however, the
has extended an invitation to Ms. Lewinsky for an exclusive guided tour of
the Capital City's national parks one night next week.
Ms. Lewinsky's attorney has chided the mainstream media for taking out of
context a comment by her close friends that she once said, she wanted to
head the Oval Office someday. Defending his client as a victim, he said
... this oral sex thing really has her choked up, you know. Mr. Starr,
independent prosecutor investigating the case, remains unmoved, and has
made it clear that to avoid criminal liability herself, Ms. Lewinsky will
required to give a complete blow-by-blow description of her relationship
Chelsea Clinton, when asked for her opinion of the woman who stands to
dethrone her father, simply replied, She sucks!
In a related story, a truck bomb scare in the front driveway of the White
House resulted in the evacuation of the building until Secret Service
ascertained that the Ryder van parked in the drive was just Tipper Gore
waiting out front with her furniture....