Reach Out and Diss Someone

THE OPPOSITION RESEARCH UNITS OF THE BUSH AND CLINTON campaigns, which dig up dirt on their enemies, will act as the first lines of offense when the mudslinging starts in earnest. Surprisingly, some "oppo" operatives do talk regularly to their rivals by telephone. What could they possibly have to discuss? "I call to ridicule their pathetic attempts to attack us," says one oppo specialist. "Then we trade insults." Nothing like a little destructive criticism to get the juices flowing.


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