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First, I want to state that President Clinton is one of the most despicable people I have ever seen. He is a disgrace to this country and to the office he holds.

He ran out on his country when it was his time to serve and bad-mouthed the United States when he was abroad. It galls me that, after all that, he is the commander-in-chief of our armed forces. He has exhibited little or no respect for women -- and I find that disgusting.

Nevertheless, I am dismayed by the amount of time and effort being spent on his Senate trial. This country has some very serious issues to confront.

Among them are health care, Social Security, the global economy, the devaluation of Pacific area currency and the Y2K problem. If that isn't enough, how about the normalization of relations with Cuba, containment of Saddam Hussein's biological weapons and peaceful settlements in Bosnia and the Middle East? Will Congress have time to address these issues?

What really bothers me is that these sanctimonious representatives are trying the president for some of the very things they have done.

Even more ludicrous is the fact that the methods used to accumulate evidence against the president would be considered unconstitutional in the trial of a pimp or drug pusher.

It appears many members of Congress can only pursue the "soap opera" issues. If they don't possess the intellectual capacity, the problem-solving skills or the stomach to solve the real problems of the country, then I suggest they resign.

Perhaps then we can get more representatives who are capable and willing to accept the challenges this country faces.

John A. Fagley Kenmore

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