Archive for Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Independent counsel behind Bill Clinton investigation will speak at KU

November 11, 2009


Ken Starr, a former independent counsel whose investigations led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, next week will visit the Kansas University School of Law.

A program is set for 12:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in Room 104 of Green Hall, 1535 W. 15th St. The event, sponsored by the KU chapter of the Federalist Society and the law school, is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.

Starr now is dean of Pepperdine University’s law school, a position he’s held since 2004.


Mike Blur 8 years, 6 months ago

I long for the day when America's biggest problem was a stain on a chubby girl's dress.

tomatogrower 8 years, 6 months ago

Oh great, the supposed "conservative" who wasted how many tax dollars to prove that Clinton was a lousy husband. Is he paying back this money yet? No, he's being paid to lecture at KU. He's probably figured out how to do it tax free too. He can spend tax money for useless things, but I bet he tries not to pay taxes.

OldEnuf2BYurDad 8 years, 6 months ago

So, what I gathered from tomatogrower is that he's NOT a fan of Ken Starr.

Ken Starr was able to rip Bill Clinton the way he did because Bill put a huge target on his own back. A president can be a moral failure and survive (Kennedy); but there is something about bald-faced lying (Nixon, Clinton) that comes back to bite a president on the butt.

Bill's morality wasn't his undoing, it was his arrogance and lies about that morality that made him vulnerable. His lack of moral backbone was a matter of record, but he remained secure until he got on national TV and with a red face said "I did not have sexual relations with that woman".

I have been immorral and many of my dearest friends have as well. It's the lying about it gets under my skin. A grown man doesn't run, he owns up to his mistakes. Ken Starr helped expose that.

Kirk Larson 8 years, 6 months ago

I, too, miss the Clinton Years. Good times, them. The whole impeachment thing was just a prelude to the republican party finally going absolute mad.

Kirk Larson 8 years, 6 months ago

The thing I will always remember about the turn of things back then: The very day Ken Starr released his report that told us all those important details about cigars and such, where was Bill Clinton? He was getting standing ovations at the United Nations where he presciently spoke that the most important issue of the near future was going to be international terrorism. And what did W. do about terrorism before 9/11? Absolutely, stinkin' nothing.

Kirk Larson 8 years, 6 months ago

Shrew-man, So now your on the side of the Jihadis?

After a number of missile attacks on Al Qaida training camps, Richard Clarke was set to developing a comprehensive plan to deal with terrorists. Upon W's election he was told that "terrorism is so last year". Clarke was told he would be on a special task force with Dick Cheney to deal with terrorism. How many times did that task force meet before 9/11? Nada, zero, zilch, not once.

Kirk Larson 8 years, 6 months ago

Uh, comrade, he WAS impeached. And she was not so innocent; although I personally don't approve of supervisor/subordinate relationships, it wasn't like she didn't seek it out.

Sunny Parker 8 years, 6 months ago

Now if he would only complete and investigation on Hussein! That would make my week!

lounger 8 years, 6 months ago

Crap! He waisted how much on TRYING to persecute Bill Clinton? L-O-S-E-R!!!!

lllwll 8 years, 6 months ago

Bill and his cigar.

Hillary and her approval.

The current Pres., What the hell.

Mike Blur 8 years, 6 months ago

Leave it to right_thinker (Tom Shewmon) to attack me personally. on Veteran's Day. Me, an honorably discharged, DD-214 packin' military veteran. Me--who actually knows what AR 670-1 means without having to google it.

Go ahead, take some more shots, right_thinker (Tom Shewmon.)

puddleglum 8 years, 6 months ago

I can't believe mike blur is calling monica chubby!

pot meet kettle

sfjayhawk 8 years, 6 months ago

Whatever one thinks about Mr Clinton, we can all agree that during his presidency it was high times in america in terms of economy and prosperity. When he left office there was a budget surplus for chrissake. Ahh the memories

Mike Blur 8 years, 6 months ago

Hey puddleglum, I will reveal for the first time that I know who you are (but "outing" you, heh heh, would be a violation of the LJW/Kealing TOS) so let us know that you're yet another Lawrencian with "girth issues" eh?

Maddy Griffin 8 years, 6 months ago

Nancy-Tom, I can't believe you! CLINTON is reponsible for 9/11? Never mind that his administration tried to warn Bush about terrorists using airplanes as weapons and were completely ignored until it happened. Ken Starr is a creep and I cannot fathom why KU Law School would have him speak here unless it's to show them what a creep he really is. His report on Clinton reads like porn. I think he enjoyed it too much. And the subject of that investigation had nothing to do with Monica. Wasn't he being investigated for his involvement in Whitewater? Monica had nothing to do with that Yes, he lied about his relationship with her, what man doesn't lie when he gets busted for infidelity.To stretch that into being anything else is just too Tom Shewmonish. sfjayhawk- yes we did have a booming economy during his admin.Then came those vile Regurgicans with their idiot leader and turned that budget surplus into a naional debt 3x the size. How convenient it must be for Nancy-Tom to have the selective memory he has. I bet the folks who were hit by Katrina are sill singing Bush's praises. Clinton may have been impeached for lying under oath, but that lie had nothing to do with the case Starr was hired to investigate.

storm 8 years, 6 months ago

The fine citizens of these United States didn't care to know the details about President's Clinton private life, and they still don't.

That era was the dawn of the the internet age, a perfect playground for scapegoating...similar to hate speech on talkradio.

That said, law students need to be exposed to the likes of Ken Starr. My hope is that future lawyers will recognize the importance of pursuing cases that really mean something instead of being ensnared by politcal whims.

Kyle Neuer 8 years, 6 months ago

BlessedSap- He got impeached for lying about a few extra-marital hummers that were nobody's damn business but his, Hill's, Monica's and, maybe, Chelsea's. I do not now, nor did I then, care what politicians or entertainers do with their privates.

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