Polls show support

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 15 September, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 15 September, 1998, 12:00am

Several recent letters have called for the resignation of United States President Bill Clinton for denying under oath he had an extramarital sexual relationship.

You can dress this up any way you like, but it still comes down to this: lying about sex - an act many would attribute to be motivated by natural embarrassment.

The American public voted for Mr Clinton twice, knowing his reputation as a womaniser. Poll after poll shows Americans can separate this from his role as president.

The Starr report is startling only in its omissions. This four-year political witch-hunt that was supposed to deliver damning reports on Whitewater, Filegate and Travelgate, instead focuses on an affair in the White House and the denial of such.

How pathetic.

This is not Watergate or Iran-Contra where attempts were made to subvert the Constitution of the US. This is about an affair between two consenting adults and attempts to hide it. Rather than being surprised by the cover-up most Americans will agree that affairs are hidden.

It is with some amusement that I picture these conservative Republican members of Congress scouring the Internet for salacious details, and this after passing the Communications Decency Act, which banned distributing 'indecent' material online.

FRANCESCA CRAIG Chairman Democrats Abroad