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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 98 10:17:58 -0800
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	In China, too, the autumn fascination with Clinton's troubles has
	cooled. A few months ago, the Chinese appeared fascinated that
	Americans expect their political leaders to at least try to adhere
	to the law.  Chinese would also often express amazement that a
	U.S. political leader might be forced out of office by a
	congressional vote, rather than a hidden political struggle.
	Chinese magazines ran dozens of stories about Clinton's sex life.
	Although officially banned as "pornography," a pirated version of
	the Starr report found an avid market.

	But those days are over. "Is that case still going on?" said Wang
	Guoqiang, a bartender in the southern city of Shenzhen, as he
	served an American a draft beer recently. "Didn't the Democrats
	win something recently and the whole thing was finished?"


	David Joseph Amukoye, a taxi driver waiting for a fare on Jomo
	Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi's sun-splashed main street, asked: "Why
	couldn't he just declare that he's marrying a second wife, so that
	the case would be between him and the first wife instead of
	between him and the public?"

	Rueben Ondego concurred. "To me, an African, I don't see what
	Clinton did was wrong. He did what a man can do. And the girl was
	beautiful," he said.

	"We regard Clinton as an African," put in Elias Kisia, a third
	driver. "Pure African."

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