Letter to the Editor

Stop using Clinton as diversion

Wednesday, October 16, 2002

While it is true that "President Bush's Harken Oil dealings were fully investigated 10 years ago, and there was no evidence of any illegal dealings," his investigator was appointed by President Bush the Senior. Perhaps this is a "cynical rant" but that does suggest that there was a conflict of interest going on there.

Please stop using former President Clinton to divert blame from the current administration's less-than-stellar performance on almost every domestic issue. Yes, Clinton was slippery in many ways, but he isn't in office anymore -- Bush is -- and our economy has subsided dramatically.PAUL ZMOLEK

Cape Girardeau