Bush Says ‘Its Time To Forget’ the Lewinsky Affair
Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush said, "it is time to forget that chapter," when he was asked by television talk show host Jay Leno about President Bill Clinton's impeachment ordeal last year.
"I think we ought to just move on," the Texas governor said Monday during the taping of NBC television's popular "Tonight Show."
Lenno's question was related to a Clinton interview in December's issue of Esquire, excerpts of which have appeared on the magazine's website, in which he suggested the Republicans apologize for trying to impeach him over an extramarital affair.
Asked how the interview would affect the chances of his Democratic rival Al Gore in the November 7 elections, Bush said: "The vice president was fighting to get out behind of his shadow and now the shadow returns ... I don't think it will help him."
When Bush arrived on the set of the Tonight Show, an almost obligatory campaign stop for White House hopefuls -- Gore will appear Tuesday, he held a mock issue of next week's Los Angeles Times daily with a bold headline across it: "Bush Wins."
In another highlight in Bush's brief appearance that reminded viewers that Tuesday is Halloween, Texas governor wore a rubber mask of Gore, while Lenno donned one of Bush.
"That's scary," said Lenno.
"This is more scary," shot back Bush -- LOS ANGELES (AFP)
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