From the Publisher: Nov 28 1988

During an interview on 60 Minutes last year that included talk about his presidential aspirations, CBS's Diane Sawyer reminded George Bush that Michael Kramer, one of the nation's savviest political journalists, had once suggested the Vice President was a wimp. Replied Bush, who rarely singles out reporters for attack: "You know Michael Kramer? He'll never play linebacker for the Chicago Bears. You ever seen him?" Kramer, 43, may never rush down Soldier Field, but last week he joined TIME's team as special correspondent. His first piece for the magazine, an analysis of the new Administration's coming conflicts with Congress, appears in...

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