Excellent commentary by William Bennett!
Rising above anti-Clinton polemics, The Death of Outrage urges the American public--which initially displayed not much more than a collective shrug--to take issue with the president's private and public conduct. Clinton should be judged by more than the state of the economy, implores Bennett. The commander in chief sets the moral tone of the nation; a reckless personal life and repeated lying from the bully pulpit call for a heavy sanction. The American people should demand nothing less, says the onetime federal drug czar.
Today we see little public outrage about Bill Clinton's misconduct. With enormous skill, the president and his advisors have constructed a defensive wall built of bricks left over from Watergate, diversion, half truth, equivocation and sophistry. It is a wall that has remained unbreached. Until now. William J. Bennett dismantles the president's defenses, and analyzes the meaning of the Clinton scandals: Why they matter, what the public reaction to them means, and the social and political damage that have already inflicted on America. The Death of Outrage shows why the Clinton scandals -f rom the Travel Office, to filegate, to the Rose Law Firm billling reords, to the Lewinsky Affair - are neither a creation of the tabloid press, nor indepenant of one antoher.
Far more people miss Bill Clinton than William Bennett.