Hillary Clinton's Truthfulness

Do we want to dredge up the Clinton scandals of the past? A large part of me says no. They're history now; let's give Hillary (as she is referred to often on her website) a clean slate and see how she does this cycle. But in National Journal, Stuart Taylor takes a trip down memory lane?from the tawdriness of the 1992 presidential campaign through the mendacity of the ensuing years?to revisit a sampling of why so many of us came to think that Hillary's first instinct when in an embarrassing spot is to lie.

It's a powerful column, the more so because Taylor is an evenhanded, thoughtful journalist who, if memory serves, has written that he's never voted for a Republican for president.

By Michael Barone