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One's own petard

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 24 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1165
  1. George Dunea, attending physician (
  1. Cook County Hospital, Chicago, USA

    On the issue of President Clinton's “Monicagate” Americans are divided, some outraged and wishing he would go, others fearful of a local right wing Taliban and deploring the special prosecutor's inquisitorial tactics. But the times have clearly changed since the 1920s, when the secret service obligingly arranged to accommodate a young woman with all expenses paid at the luxurious Waldorf Astoria, so that the then President Harding could spend the weekend with her room …

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