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DURST: What They Say and What They Mean

What They Say and What They Mean:Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) "Face the Nation": * WHS: "63 percent of the American people think the President ought to testify. Now he can't have it both ways. If the people want the President to testify, maybe the President should testify."* WHM: "Although, if 63 percent of the American people think he shouldn't be impeached, well, then they're just stupid."Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) "This Week without David Brinkley" * WHS: "We're more than just jurors."* WHM: "We should have robes with stripes on them too."Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt) "This Week with Cokie and that Annoying Guy with the Bad Rug"* WHS: "This is not 'Perry Mason.'"* WHM: "Of course not. 'Perry Mason' had a plot. This is more like 'Seinfeld', a really big show about nothing."Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Ut) "Meet the Press"* WHS: "It was right on this program, when I told the President, don't lie before the grand jury, because you'll be impeached."* WHM: "Nyah- nyah, nyah- nyah- nyah." Sen. Asa Hutchinson (R- Ar) "This Week with Archer Daniels Midland"* WHS: "This was the first time we've been able to sit down and listen to how comprehensive the case is, free of interruptions and partisan sniping."* WHM: "So we get a 55- 45 vote on the witnesses. We'll take it."Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D- Conn) "Meet the Press"* WHS: "If you get into the witness issue... we could be talking May or June before you finish this trial."* WHM: "We can run this thing as long as long as Strom Thurmond can stay awake."Will Durst hopes Strom Thurmond gets to interview Larry Flynt.