Perhaps you are one of the 42 people in America who recalls that Monica Lewinsky dumped her old lawyer for a high-powered Washington attorney. One month later, her case is still gridlocked, but for a higher fee.

- A deal with Ken Starr was supposed to have been made by now - perhaps over a power lunch. But I don't think Ken Starr has lunch - just the usual can of worms at his desk.- It's that kind of summer in Washington - no deals made and no legislation passed. Were it not for the bribes, it would be the end of government as we know it.

- Which is to say that in The Scandal, everyone will stick to his or her story, nothing will be settled, and Clinton will survive and retire to write his memoirs - 10 pages. Which Starr will subpoena.