The Presidency You Shouldn't Win 'Em All

Talk about determination. In the midst of the Clarence Thomas political war, George Bush took to his new putting green on the South Lawn, and armed with his 48-in. Pole-Kat putter, he launched a ferocious assault on the flag.

Startled White House aides heard shouts of triumph float up from the shrubs when the ball found the hole. "I got it! I got it!" Bush exulted. In fact, as a remarkable week came to a close, the President had got almost everything he wanted on every front he chose to fight. And he chose many.

When aides suggested that he veto...

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