Dispatches: Clintonism: Trick or Treat?

Clintonism: Trick or Treat?

Hillary Clinton may have suspected a ruse when aides hurried her out of the White House up to a conference on Capitol Hill last Tuesday afternoon--only to find the room completely empty. Arriving back home minutes later, she received further evidence that something was afoot when her husband, dressed as James Madison, urged her into a costume suitable for Dolley. It was, after all, Mrs. Clinton's birthday.

The night before he formally unveiled his health-care reform plan, the President pulled off what looked to some like the second biggest initiative of his presidency: a surprise party for his wife. Just when...

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