Worst-Kept Secrets

Clinton's transition team is leaking like a sieve, but there's a little method in the madness

AS AL GORE IS QUICKLY LEARNING, Vice Presidents get the hardest roles. At Bill Clinton's three press conferences last week, Gore was the final speaker after the new appointees thanked everyone from their children to Hillary Clinton for their elevation to high office. Still, it was a trifle bizarre when Gore remarked at last Thursday's initial press conference, "I'm glad the suspense is finally over."

What suspense? This was not exactly an Alfred Hitchcock production or the dramatic the-envelope-please moment at the Academy Awards. For nearly a week, the press had been accurately forecasting the precise lineup of the Clinton economic...

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