Letters, calls and the roar of the crowd:
A. E. Nye, Kalamazoo, Mich.: You are a brain dead idiot! Calling Slick Willie -- or is it Slimy Willie? -- a Christian is the biggest blasphemy I have ever listened to from a so-called member of the human race!
Slick and Jezebel are both children of the devil -- murderers, thieves, baby-killers, homosexual lovers, serial adulterers, Marxist-socialist, pathological liars, et al, ad nauseum.
When you stand face to face with your God -- as we all will -- remember your foolishness in falling for the "Evil Two"!
COMMENT: And when you stand face to face with your God, be sure to present this letter. Then let me know if you get into heaven.
Elizabeth Cupo, Baltimore: May the frost never afflict your spuds. May the leaves of your cabbage always be free from worms. May the crows never pick your haystack. And may your donkey always be in foal.
COMMENT: Thank you.
Pam Salerni, New Britain, Conn.: If Rush Limbaugh attacked your wife and daughter -- horrible innuendoes about Chelsea -- I would use any excuse to tell him off.
I'm surprised the president waited this long to take a shot. I'd have been a lot more aggressive. Hats off to the president.
The press has been harder and [more] unfair to this president than any other. Point in case: When Ronald Reagan was in office he took a total of one whole year's vacation during his eight-year stint. Why wasn't this brought out over and over again in the media?
COMMENT: What difference did it make where Ronald Reagan was? Even when he was in the White House, he was on vacation.
Dan Debowski, Baltimore: Dan Quayle has more brains in one finger than you seem to have in your head. It's amazing that you can perpetuate the myth that he is not qualified to be president and that he avoided the draft during Vietnam. You have him confused with Bill Clinton.
COMMENT: You might be right about Quayle having more brains than me. Take this anecdote from the July 18 New Yorker:
"In January, he [Quayle] spoke at a training conference of religious-right activists in Fort Lauderdale, whose theme was 'Reclaiming America,' and before the event began he stood at attention as the crowd of more than 2,000 rose, faced a flag with a cross on it, and, with hands on hearts, recited in unison, 'I pledge allegiance to the Christian flag, and to the Savior, for whose Kingdom it stands, one Savior, crucified, risen and coming again, with life and liberty for all who believe.' "
If I wanted to be president, I'd probably say something dumb like how I thought all Americans deserved "life and liberty" and not just those who believed in my religion.
But Dan Quayle is much too smart for that.
Marvin G. Bolden, Oak Ridge, Tenn.: Your statement that name calling from the far right is what's wrong about Clinton and his problems does not "wash" with me!
You are seeing response of a large section of our population who are feeling the results of a year and a half of a "misfit" socialist who is running their country!
This man and his 1960s "flower children" crowd were able with the help of a very biased liberal national media to pull the largest "snow job" in a national election since 1776!
Joseph Goebbels would have rolled over in envy to have seen it!
No, my friend, it is not just the name calling of the so-called "far right" who is mad at this idiot president! It's the majority of our population.
I, sir, am a retired Navy Vietnam combat veteran, and I hate these S.O.B.s so much that I am ashamed of my country and all the 43 percent of the voters who caused them to be in our government!
COMMENT: What was it that conservatives said in the '60s? America -- love it or leave it? How come they don't say that anymore?
Walton W. Windsor, Baltimore: What the hell is C-SPAN? I don't have cable, and my channels here at the bottom of a hill with no antenna on my apartment roof are: NBC, CBS, ABC and Fox.
COMMENT: Don't worry. As long as you can get "Beverly Hills, 90210," you don't really need C-SPAN.