Making Do In a Pinch

By shedding bad habits and letting Congress have its say, Clinton ends his losing streak

Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers plunked herself down in David Gergen's basement office in the West Wing last Monday night and laid out her problem. Just hours before, Clinton had named Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court, but then abruptly ended a press conference when Brit Hume of ABC News nettled the President with a question about his tortured selection process. Myers told Gergen that she expected the morning to bring good economic news, and was looking for a way to capitalize on that story and make the Rose Garden incident history. Gergen, who served as communications director for Ronald...

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