DURST: Leaking Information

So it looks like our boy Bill has himself a brand new policy. I mean different than that whole "hide under the big white rock" thing he's been running. They're putting Kenneth Starr on the defensive. Kinda like the fox turning on the pack of hounds. In this case, a fox with a whole lot of lawyers and public relations staffers. According to the White House, the Office of the Independent Counsel has more leaks than a rubber raft used as the goal net of a nail gun fight. Starr maintains the President is the actual disseminator of misinformation in order to obfuscate the real issue, which means Bill has been lying his ass off since day one in order to save same gluteus maximus. The President's supporters claim Starr is leaking information like a rusty colander in an attempt to force Monica Lewinsky to cooperate with his witch hunt, I mean investigation.It's still just a ritual holding pattern they're both running until the real fight happens, which Mr. Starr hopes to be sometime after Clinton falters with the public. Right now at 79 percent, he has a higher approval rating than puppies. Of course the best line so far was by Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott who said just a couple of more accusations and he'll go over 100 percent. Although I've heard him called a leaker as well.

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