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CLINTON'S SPEACH....PARSED!!!

PARSING THE PRESIDENT

This is an analysis of the Clinton speech after giving testimony at the White House in the Whitewater Investigation. I stole this from the Free Republic Whitewater page. Thanks Stingray...GREAT JOB!!!

Here's what the president said: 牋Here's what the president meant:
"Still, I must take complete responsibility for all my actions both public and private. And that is why I am speaking to you tonight." "It's not my fault, and here's why..."
"While my answers were legally accurate," 牋"You're all too stupid to know what constitutes perjury anyway."
"I did not volunteer information." 牋"Because of my utter contempt for the whole judicial process."
"I say to you now: that at no time did I ask anyone to lie, to hide or destroy evidence, or to take any other unlawful action." "Like I said to you then: that I did not have sex with that woman, Miss Lewinsky."
"I know that my public comments, and my silence about this matter, gave a false impression." "I lied."
"I misled people, including even my wife." "I lied."
"I deeply regret that..." "I got caught."
"I can only tell you I was motivated by many factors." "Lust for power, lust for sex, lust for money, lust for fame, lust for..."
"I had real and serious concerns, about an independent counsel investigation that began with private business dealings twenty years ago. Dealings, I might add, about which an independent federal agency found no evidence of any wrongdoing by me or my wife, over two years ago." "I didn't do it. Nobody saw me do it. You can't prove anything."
"The Independent Counsel investigation moved on to my staff and friends." 牋"I screwed up their lives, too."
"Now this matter is between me, the two people I love most..." 牋"Myself and any woman who looks like she could 'polish my (bent) knob.'"
"I must put it right, and I am prepared to do whatever it takes to do so." "Except resign."
"It's nobody's business but ours." 牋"Butt-out!"
"And so tonight, I ask you to turn away from the spectacle of the past seven months..." "Forget all this."
"to repair the fabric of our national discourse..." "Quit picking on me."
"and to return our attention to all the challenges and all the promise of the next American century." "Like, how I'm going to get hot babes when I'm a 60-Something has-been."

....And yet another analysis...This one form the Federealist Brief...sent to me via e-mail...

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OPINION IN BRIEF

MEA CULPA?

牋牋 It was another Clinton first.... Monday afternoon, he became the first president to testify before a federal grand jury conducting a criminal investigation. It was high drama for all the TV talking-heads who have, for weeks, inculcated the American public with revelations about 创Republican special prosecutors创 investigating the president磗 创private life.创 And all the theatrics culminated in a six-minute, made-for-TV address to the nation by the 创victim创 of that 创right-wing religious zealot,创 Ken Starr. 牋牋 Mr. Clinton has used political cutouts as stepping stones since his first campaign for governor of Arkansas. But no political hack could insulate Mr. Clinton from this deception by claiming the genetic fingerprints on a White House intern磗 dress. And it is that genetic signature which ended a lifetime of evasion by this consummately artful political chameleon and his various administration minions.
牋牋 The drama began a few months ago in another made- for-TV address featuring Mr. Clinton磗 infamous claim, 创I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.创 Mr. Clinton and his cadre of amoral elites hope his faux 创mea culpa创 Monday night was the closing act. One thing is now certain: The curtain is closing on this most corrupt of administrations, and only those in the dark depths of denial will continue to believe anything this president says for the duration of his term in office. 牋牋 The Federalist does not often act as a television critic, but under the circumstances, we will waive our customs in order to offer this analysis of the script from Mr. Clinton磗 brief performance Monday night.
FINAL ACT, PART I -- 创Private Lives创
碔 answered [the prosecutor磗] questions truthfully, including questions about my private life.创 Mr. Clinton invoked the words 创private life创 eight times in six minutes. It is the central theme of the current deception: Imply that there is a distinction between private and public affairs, and thus between private conduct and public conduct. Mr. Clinton and his stable of sycophants would have us believe that a man who repeatedly betrays those in his private trust would not betray those in his public trust.
FINAL ACT, PART II -- 创Controlling Legal Authority创
创While my answers [in sworn deposition] were legally accurate...indeed I did have a relationship with Miss Lewinsky. AKA, 创that woman.创 创At no time did I ask anyone to lie.创 Perhaps, but YOU lied to everyone!
碝y public comments gave a false impression. No, YOU gave a false impression.
碔 was very concerned about protecting my family. So, you lied to protect your family. How noble, Mr. Clinton. And just when did it occur to you that protecting your family was a priority? How much protection did you offer Monica Lewinsky in loco parentis?
FINAL ACT, PART III -- 创Kill the Messenger创
创I have real and serious concerns about an independent counsel investigation... now the investigation itself is under investigation.
... This has gone on too long, cost too much and hurt too many innocent people. The independent counsel is under the supervision of your Attorney General, Mr. Clinton, and the only reason this has 创gone on too long, cost too much and hurt too many innocent people创 is that you and your cadre of legal advisors and political spinners have used every conceivable method, for seven months, to avoid the truth.
FINAL ACT, PART IV -- 创Invoke `God for Good Measure创
牋牋 创Now this matter is between me...my wife and our daughter, and our God. Speaking of your daughter, Mr. Clinton, wasn磘 Miss Lewinsky about the same age as Chelsea when you began your 创relationship创 with her? And, would 创our God创 be the One who commanded 创Thou shalt not commit adultery创 and 创Thou shalt not bear false witness创?
FINAL ACT, PART V -- 创Close with the `Private Lives Theme创
牋牋 创It is private. It磗 nobody磗 business but ours. Even presidents have private lives.... It is time to stop the prying into private lives.创 (Don磘 forget to put the burden of reconciliation on the public.)
碔 ask you to...repair the fabric of our national discourse. We didn磘 stain that fabric, Mr. Clinton, YOU did!
牋牋 So, did this bit of historic drama sell on Main Street? Is there really a difference in public and private honor? ...In public and private truth? ...In public and private duty? ...In public and private fidelity? ...In public and private character? For the chorus of moral relativists who continue to answer 创yes,创 we suspect you are season ticket holders for the series, 创The President磗 New Clothes.创 The moral of the story: Nothing is 创private创 when you磖e clothed only in fabrications.