The talking point seems to be that Starr wasted $70 million on an investigation that didn’t have worthwhile results. Would that liberals condemned every government enterprise based upon the right intentions (the Independent Counsel law was a liberal favorite for years after all) which didn’t pan out.
Of course, if the money was the issue and Clinton did nothing wrong in Whitewater, the travel office etc, you’d think Clinton wouldn’t have stonewalled the way he did. Reagan waved privileges during Iran-Contra while Clinton invoked every one he could, made up new ones and dragged his feet at every turn. That probably added a few mil to the IC’s tab.