Janet Reno: Those Kids Are So Eager

Last Friday Time correspondent Elaine Shannon interviewed Janet Reno in the office at the Justice Department:

Q. Were you urged to tone down your remarks during confirmation to be more politically acceptable to the middle?

A. A lot of people had different advice on how I should handle confirmation hearings, and I said basically that I had to be myself. I talked about the things I cared about.

Q. Some mid-level people at the White House have been criticizing you privately about being too liberal.

A. Those kids are so eager, and they like to talk in labels. But they haven't...

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