Strike Two

Burned once by his hasty pick of Zoe Baird, President Clinton awaited results of a full background check before announcing his near certain choice for U.S. Attorney General: New York Federal Judge Kimba Wood. Surprise! On Friday what should appear but another illegal-alien baby-sitter. Wood explained that when she hired the woman from Trinidad in 1986, it was not unlawful. "I made all required filings and payments," said Wood, and the baby-sitter became a legal resident in 1987. No matter. With a push from a jittery White House, Wood withdrew her name. (See related story on page 30.)

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