Case Review: Addressing The Lewinsky Scandal?

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Addressing the Lewinsky Scandal The Lewinsky Scandal rocked the lives of Bill and Hillary Clinton while in office. Monica Lewinsky was just an unpaid intern that started a sexual relationship with Mr. Clinton who at the time was the President of the United States. This event was the most important thing to happen in 1998. It showed how even as president you can fall to temptation like any other human being. Challenging the trust of the American people for the president raising questions like “Can we trust this man?”, “Should we let this relationship slide and pretend it never happened?” To this day people are still talking about this scandal making it one of the most famous scandal to date. This whole thing started in the summer of June 1995…show more content…
Mr. Clinton left office with low public ratings and a title of conflict. In 1998 this was the number one topic you would speak about and to this day thinking back on the 90s this scandal surely comes to mind. Since the start of Hillary’s run for presidency we have been reminded of the mistakes of Bill Clinton that happened over a decade ago forgetting to separate his life from presidency and privacy. There were many consequences that followed Bill around at the time of the scandal many of those publicized. “President Clinton made a brief appearance in the White House Rose Garden and stated: ' 'Now that the Senate has fulfilled its constitutional responsibility, bringing this process to a conclusion, I want to say again to the American people how profoundly sorry I am for what I said and did to trigger these events and the great burden they have imposed on the Congress and on the American people."(The History Place) Mr. Clinton is known to be the most controversial president to date. “Widely considered the most investigated President ever, the Clinton administration was dogged by controversy from the very beginning.” (The History…show more content…
That one scandal is the Monica Lewinsky Scandal. The ratings of Bill Clinton plummeted drastically once this gut wrenching news hit the media. The highest rating was 73% while the lowest was 37%. His approval ratings and disapproval ratings were clearly affected in 1998 by this scandal. Approval rating of rating of 65% and a disapprove rating of 31%. (Holloway) People were already on edge when starting his presidency by holding too few meetings and being out right rude to reports speaking with aggression. “Bill Clinton started off negatively with his presidency by holding too few press conferences, allowing himself to be criticized for such things as $200 haircuts that held up airline traffic (a story later admitted by reporters to be false), and displaying anger toward critical reporters.”

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