SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The San Jose Mercury News has called on President Clinton to resign.
In an editorial published Sunday, the newspaper said independent counsel Kenneth Starr has made a convincing case that Clinton is guilty of perjury stemming from his relationship with intern Monica Lewinsky.
By resigning, Clinton would save the country the anguish of a drawn-out debate over impeachment, the Mercury News said.
"When he first campaigned here six years ago, Clinton seemed too good to be true...," the editorial said. "Unfortunately, that first impression was too good to be true."
The Silicon Valley newspaper, which endorsed Clinton for president in 1992 and 1996, said Clinton has forfeited his ability to lead.
"He has behaved scandalously," the editorial continued. "He has shattered the dignity of the office of the presidency. He has broken the law. An honorable man would leave of his own volition."