The Man on the Phone

When he was still in the White House, Bill Clinton often worried about how he would "make myself useful" when he left office. Lately he has shown how. He was there last month to give Andrew Cuomo a nudge out of the New York Governor's race. And it was his go-ahead that NewJersey Senator Robert Torricelli sought last week when scandal forced him to quit his reelection bid. "If he's on the phone," says a Democratic strategist, with alaugh, "you probably don't want to take the call. He's the Tony Soprano of tristate politics." Or at least the go-to guy for...

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