Secondary school students have been sending in many unsolicited letters to Young Post expressing strong opinions about the scandal that has been rocking the White House. While many supported President Bill Clinton, others thought he should resign. Some expressed sympathy for his family. A few criticised the media. Owing to the considerable interest the topic has generated, Sunday Young Post decided to talk to students to see what's on their mind. 'At the very beginning, I didn't think we students should be spending our extra time following the news. Some reports were groundless and too much emphasis was put on sex. 'But when the incident turned more complicated, with the Judiciary Committee questioning the trustworthiness of the President, I started to keep a close watch on it. As head of the world's strongest nation, Clinton's resignation would have a dramatic impact on the global economy and political order,' said Cornie Wong Sau-man, 17, a Form Six student at SKH Bishop Mok Sau Tseng Secondary School. 'One's private life is not synonymous with one's working ability. His contributions to the US economy and political harmony throughout the world are highly appreciated.' Others students agreed. 'His private life is a separate issue. It is more important to have a president who is dedicated to his country than to worry about his love life,' said fifth-former Choy Pui-shuen, 16, of St Catherine's School for Girls. Some of her classmates were concerned about the impact on his family. 'Before the scandal, Clinton's daughter was a happy girl, proud to have a president for a dad. But she will now become isolated and discriminated against by her mates,' said Yeung Suk-wah, 16. 'Resignation is the only way to scrub his shame and rebuild the prestige of the United States,' said 16-year-old Wu Chi-hang, a fifth-former from Cheung Sha Wan Catholic Secondary School. Others were more forgiving. 'The president is a human being, not a saint. He too can make mistakes. The point is whether he can really continue to serve his country,' said sixth-former Walter Tsang Wai-on, 17, of SKH Bish op Mok Sau Tseng Secondary School. 'When people vote for a candidate to be their president, do they really care about his private life or the number of affairs he has had? They will only consider his ability to govern and his political agenda,' he said. 'I sympathise with his wife and daughter. How can a woman stand her husband embarking on an improper relationship with another woman?' said seventh-former Elaine Tai Pui-ling, 18, of SKH Bishop Mok Sau Tseng Second ary School. 'After knowing the truth, she still kept calm and didn't humiliate him. She has shown dignity and courage in supporting her husband. She's a very outstanding woman,' Pui-ling said. Chelsea Clinton might even benefit from the affair, said one student. 'The political scandal could translate into a good opportunity for his daughter to mature as she is facing the same pressure as her father,' said Leo Chau Kam- cheung, 18, a seventh-former at SKH Bishop Mok Sau Tseng Secondary School.