Star-Crossed Lovers

It sounds like something from a screwball comedy: two sweethearts coo at each other by night and then turn around and try to demolish each other by day. But that's the life of Mary Matalin, George Bush's campaign field director, and James Carville, Bill Clinton's chief strategist. The two are in love, and at war, at the same time.

The relationship was Washington's most talked-about liaison long before Matalin sparked a political fire storm last week with a scathing personal attack on Clinton. Contrary to George Bush's no-first-sleaze rule, Matalin drafted a sophomoric memo that mocked Clinton's girth, branded his campaign...

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