Wednesday, December 28, 2005

It's in the history books now

Bill Clinton's impeachment makes it into school textbooks.
The impeachment is portrayed in the context of his two-term tenure, a milestone event, but not one that overshadows how Clinton handled the economy, crime and health care. The most commonly used texts give straightforward recaps of Clinton's toughest days, with some flavor of how it affected the nation. (CNN)
What's missing from the textbooks: "Yet at all levels, the salacious details of the Lewinsky affair are nowhere to be found." Good - as if our school-age kids need to read about all that.


  1. You know, I can live with the kids not knowing all the salacious details from the textbooks. First, it's not as if they don't already know all that anyway. Second, it's not as if one cannot look up the Starr Report in all its gory detail all over the Internet.

    But what would be helpful is if some judgment could be rendered on the personality of a man who would put the integrity of his office on the line by lying under oath to conceal that affair and the willingness of both major parties to put the good of their political fortunes ahead of the good of the nation.

  2. Rev Mike: I agree with you but I think some more time will have to pass in order to gain a bigger perspective on the whole ordeal. Not everything about it has been written yet, and I'm sure there is much more to be said about Clinton's presidency.