Americans have a talent for mass amnesia. The scandal that convulsed the nation for more than a yearcomplete with semen-stained dress, cigar props, and bent-penis allegationsevaporated the moment Bill Clinton left the Oval Office. And the cloud of illegitimacy that cast a pall over George W.'s ascension to the White Houseonce signified by piquant phrases like "hanging chad" and "voter fraud"dissipated as soon as an exhausted public opted to embrace its new... More >>>
By photo: Michael Schmelling
Joe Klein struggles to separate Clinton's "libidinous crudeness" from his achievements.