Bill Clinton : Beginning Of the Road

To discover the real Bill Clinton, look not at Yale or Oxford, but at the thick forests and fertile plains of his native Arkansas

"He's beyond Arkansas now. He's more Yale and Oxford than Arkansas." That was the snap judgment, later modified, of columnist John Brummett, the best of the journalistic Clinton watchers in Little Rock. When several people told me that Bill Clinton brought them into the state and took them on tours of its beauties, Brummett said, "I wonder what they could be. Maybe he should take me on one of those tours." When Hillary Rodham first came to Arkansas, it took Clinton nine hours to drive the one-hour's distance from Little Rock's airport to his mother's home in Hot Springs. He showed...

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