The Weasel in the White House -by Thomas Donald Clarke Since the Fall of 1997, the paparazzi controversy has been overshadowed by the ultimate obtrusive journalism story: the Lewinsky sex scandal. Do we need to know that some of their sex aids included breath mints and cigars? No. It is sad that Ken Starr thought that featuring the most graphic sexual detail ever contained in a federal criminal report would bolster his impeachment case against Clinton. Should Clinton be impeached? Yes. None of his sexual activity was illegal, but perjury and obstruction of justice (lying under oath and covering up the fact that he had sex with Lewinsky) are criminal and impeachable offenses. This whole mess could have been avoided if he had not exposed himself to Paula Jones back in 1991. With the way our tabloid media is, Clinton would have best served the country by not becoming President. His student activities back in the late 1960's (which barred him from even stepping foot inside the Pentagon until his election), his inability to tell the truth, his constant and reckless adultery, and his tendancy to destroy the lives of his opponents (Billy Dale, Gennifer Flowers, Paula Jones, and a few hundred Whitewater investors, among others) demonstrate a low moral character that in normal times would have disgusted voters. His character and his constant support for all forms of abortion (including partial birth abortion) are a threat to the nation's moral fiber. Sure he lucked out on the economy (thanks to his retention of Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and the election of a Republican Congress to force him to the right on taxes and other economic issues), but almost anyone with a brain and to the right of Cuomo could have taken credit for the high economic times of the mid 1990s. Clinton's foreign policy (especially on Iraq and Somalia) and his social positions (complete government control of the health care system, abortion encouragement, phony concern about the drug problem while he lies about his past drug use) are wrong. Clinton must leave, the sooner the better. But it would be the ultimate triumph of the tabloid press if he resigned- because most of what the public remembers is the Altoids, the Tripp tapes, and the cigar, not the threats against any White House staff who testified against him or his anti-US activities in 1969 Russia or the FBI files in his basement or his constant vetoes of the partial birth abortion ban or Kathryn Willey or Elizabeth Ward Gracen or Vince Foster or Billy Dale or any of the numerous, lesser known crimes that should have driven him from office.