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Robert J. Samuelson
American columnist

The congressional Republicans sometimes remind you of the classic Peanuts cartoon: Lucy holds the football for Charlie Brown and, at the last moment, yanks it away and sends him sprawling. No matter how many times Lucy promises to hold the ball, she always yanks it away and Charlie Brown never learns. The Republicans behave the same way around Bill Clinton. No matter how many times he promises an honest debate, he always ends by casting them as lackeys of the rich who don't care about the elderly, the environment, and education. Regardless of how many times the Republicans play Clinton's chumps, they always seem eager for a new game.

Jun. 26, 1999 - column in The National Post