I realized today that Bill Clinton may have been a victim of fate. His greatest dream was to be a peacemaker in the Middle East. He had a partner in Arafat who was completely unable to keep his commitments and walked away from the Oslo peace talks. Arafat destroyed Clinton's dream of being a great president.
Those of you who weren’t in Washington may not know that Bill Clinton was universally viewed as a man who couldn’t keep HIS commitments. Was Clinton, in the peace talks with his eight-year long buddy Arafat, a victim of fate? A case of fate punishing Clinton for his own inability to keep commitments?
The story in Washington was that
Clinton faced an impeachment hearing because no House Democrat would step up and take any action, legal or parliamentary, to stop the impeachment from rolling ahead. Every member of the House, in both parties, had experienced Clinton make an individual promise and fail to deliver. This was true for every House member.
The same was true of every Senator but the Senate, according to script, made the impeachment issue into a matter of the Presidency, not Bill Clinton and the blue dress.