Dear Congresswoman Kennelly,
The release of the Starr Report has made me angrier at our Federal
Government than anything has since we conducted the Vietnam War
a generation ago.
It's almost impossible for me to conceive of how this government,
or any government, can allow such an inquisition of its leader
to take place. To use government resources and taxpayer dollars
to expose what should be a strictly private matter, and then
to publish it for the whole world to see makes our public officials
look like pornographers.
Who is this three judge panel that picked Starr in the first
place and why would Janet Reno give him approval to go down the
Monica Lewinsky road? As our representative in Washington, you
must use your influence to see that the independent counsel law
is changed so that these politically inspired witch hunts by
right wing zealots are stopped.
I am so proud of Bill Clinton - a man who is still on his feet
after taking the most awful hits anyone can imagine on his character
and morals. How many members of the esteemed House of Representatives
can stand up and say that they have never misled anyone about
their sexual activities? The self righteousness and hypocrisy
of those that speak out against President Clinton disgust me.
This includes those in the media as well as our elected officials.
While I do not dispute that President Clinton used incredibly
bad judgment in becoming involved in the work place with someone
of questionable emotional stability , the revelation of the affair
with the release of the Linda Tripp tapes should not have resulted
in the Starr investigation.
The only reason Starr had anything to investigate at all is the
fact that he set up the perjury trap during the Paula Jones deposition
in which President Clinton denied having sexual relations with
Shouldn't both Tripp and Starr be called in on the carpet for
invading the privacy of the President? Isn't there something
wrong with manufacturing a crime that is then investigated and
then charging additional crimes based on the President's defense
of the charges?
What bothers me most of all is the "sex police" aspect
of all this. Do we want our law enforcement resources used to
invade people's private sexual conduct? Of course not. Then why
did we let it happen to our leader? How often has anyone had
to pay a legal price for committing perjury about sex? Why should
our President be persecuted for these mutually consensual actions
when no one else would be?
As our U.S. Representative, I hope that you will stand strong
in support of our President and do everything you can to make
sure such inquisitions do not take place in the future.
Congresswoman Kennelly, thanks for serving the First Congressional
District of Connecticut so well for all these years. You've earned
the right to come home to be our governor.