YEah I remember some dsaying how ironic the ongoing impeachment was. The GOP wanted Clinton to survive to not let Gore in early and the Dems wanted Clinton to go to ensure Gore's election in 2000.
You know what would have benefited the Dems? If Clinton has resigned in 1998 with the Monic scandal. Then gore would have won in 2000 and had a good shot at re-election in 2004. But America might get tired of ten years of my man Al.