Remaking of The President

Accused of lacking focus, Clinton hires a new aide, pushes back the health-care plan and apologizes to Bob Dole. But will he go to bed earlier?

In the middle of the afternoon last Wednesday and in a rare break from meetings on Bosnia, the White House first team met in the Roosevelt Room to get the Administration back "on message." There were the President and Hillary, Vice President Al Gore and Tipper and the senior staff, plus Democratic National Committee chairman David Wilhelm and campaign consultants < Paul Begala and James Carville. The day before, the President had surprised reporters by admitting in the Oval Office that he could use a little "tighter coordination" and "a little better focus."

Hillary, the Clinton who has both focus and...

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