History, perhaps....but a sad page in the history of America.... "How conspiratorial are you? Take this quiz! The outrageous final hours of the Clinton presidency provoked many hitherto-silent Democrats to denounce Clinton as the most unworthy individual ever to occupy the presidency. Former Carter chief-of-staff Hamilton Jordan, for instance, lambastes the Clintons as the first grifters, denouncing the extreme corruption of the former first-couple. Take a stab at the quiz below: 1. In an NBC interview with Lisa Meyers, Juanita Broaderick gave a detailed account of a rape she suffered at the hands of then-Arkansas attorney general Bill Clinton. Journalists uncovered considerable corroborating evidence. Newsweeks account of the story added the editorial comment sounds like our guy, a sentiment that Elizabeth Gracen, Kathleen Willey, and perhaps many others would second. Nevertheless, it is OK to defend Clinton in this instance because: a. Its only about sex. b. Lisa Meyers, NBC, and Newsweek are all part of a vast right-wing conspiracy. c. Henry Kissinger murdered the president of Chile. d. The Republicans want to give us a tax cut we cant afford. e. Its not at all OK. No decent person would defend such conduct. 2. Just prior to a House vote on impeachment, Bill Clinton ordered the bombing of a Sudanese factory that he claimed (without any credible evidence) was manufacturing poison gas for Osama bin Ladin. Attorney General Janet Reno warned him that the bombing violated international law. Nevertheless, it is OK to defend Clinton in this instance because: a. Its only about sex. b. The Sudanese and Janet Reno are part of a vast right-wing conspiracy. c. Websters doesnt define Tomahawk missiles as bombs. d. We had to bomb right away because of Ramadannowait! Thats Iraq. e. Its not at all OK. No decent person would defend such conduct. 3. In 1996, the Communist Chinese poured thousands of dollars into Clintons re-election campaign. In return, Chinese arms merchants got top-level access to the president. Nevertheless, it is OK to defend Clinton in this instance because: a. Its only about sex. b. They cant blow us up for at least five years. c. Hitler was a sinner. Mother Theresa was a sinner. Therefore, Mother Theresa was Hitler. d. Bill Clinton made the trains run on time. e. Its not at all OK. No decent person would defend such conduct. 4. Along with Mark Rich, Roger Clinton, Susan McDougal, and several high-level drug dealers, Clinton granted clemency to Mel Reynolds, a former congressman convicted of fraud. It is OK to defend Clintons pardon of Reynolds because: a. Hey! Watch it with those trick questions! I happen to know that Mel Reynolds was the guy who left Congress after being convicted of sexual assault on a minor, child pornography, and obstruction of justice. Like I said, its only about sex. b. Its the economy, stupid! c. The Republicans only care about unborn babies. d. Ken Starr once worked for the tobacco companies. e. Its not at all OK. No decent person would approve the Reynolds pardon. If you answered e to any of the above questions, watch out. You obviously are part of a vast right-wing conspiracy that wants to end social security, pollute every river and stream in America, and institute prayer and Bible reading in the public schools. But at least you earned an A on this quiz." How conspiratorial are you?