The impeachment of former President Clinton (pictured) is in a gray area of history, too long ago to be a current event, too recent to be judged in perspective.
School textbooks are obfuscating (making obscure or confusing) instead of "tackling"
The most commonly used texts give straightforward recaps of Clinton's toughest days, with some flavor of how it affected the nation.
Absent are any of the lurid details of his relationship with Monica Lewinsky that spiced up daily news reports and late-night talk shows as the scandal and impeachment played out in 1998 and early 1999.
Also absent are the details of lying under oath to gain an advantage in a civil lawsuit and then lying to the American people about his relationship with Miss Lewinsky.
No Democrat Senator ever voted to convict an impeached President (the only two impeached Presidents -- Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton -- both were Democrats).
Details of the Lewinsky affair are nowhere to be found nor is the lying, perjury, obstruction of justice, and President Clinton's disbarment.
There is more in school textbooks about Andrew Johnson’s impeachment in 1868 than the Clinton impeachement in 1999.