Regardless of your political party, whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, you can not refute the fact that former President Bill Clinton was an incredible orator. Whether it is the State of the Union address or linking relationships between the Israelis and Palestinians, he always came across with an influential presence that captured the attention of millions. He would soon find out that this skill would be more advantageous than even he could have foreseen. On August 17, 1998, President Bill Clinton gave an address regarding his affairs while in the White House that perfectly framed the picture that he intended the public to see.
Right from the start President Clinton's subliminal messages took action. "This afternoon in this room, from this chair, I testified before the Office of Independent Council and the grand jury" (Clinton 133). The phrase " in this room, from this chair- is removing the public out of their perceived belief of a distant White House scandal, and bringing them closer to him as an individual. He continues on by making the public believe he has more audacity than most Americans by answering " questions no American citizen would ever want to answer" (Clinton 133). He is very clever in his choice and phrasing of the words he chose. A few paragraphs into his address, he says "I know that my public comments and my silence about this matter gave a false impression. I misled people" (Clinton 133). By using the phrase false impression so closely followed by "I misled people" the impression that is left by the subconscious is that there is a false impression that he misled people. There is no doubt that there are subliminal forces at work in this address that are beyond the simple statements that he articulated. .
So how does the arguably most powerful man in the world apologize for perjury and adultery? Simple he doesn't. At no time did President Clinton ever apologize, even thought the address was later labeled a public apology.