11 MARCH 1998. WASHINGTON, D.C.: El NONSENSE

Reuters reports that Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle claimed ``Monica Lewinsky is the legislative equivalent of El Nino with a lot of Republicans, If they wanted to get things done, they could do them. There is nothing that prevents them from doing it. (The Lewinsky scandal) is just a convenient excuse like El Nino seems to be in other parts of the country as we try to explain away strange happenings,'' (It was not clear if the Special Prosecutor, Kenneth Starr, would seek to call El Nino before a grand jury to determine if the weather phenomenon is seeking to obstruct on-going investigations. As usual, El Nino had no comment. Eds.)

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