President Bill Clinton: That's What Drives Me Nuts

TIME correspondents Margaret Carlson and James Carney talked with the President in the Oval Office last week. On his desk were a biography of Woodrow Wilson and the latest book by sociologist Amitai Etzioni.

TIME: Several of your nominees for top positions have run into heavy criticism in Congress. Is the process too harsh?

Clinton: First of all, it takes too long to get anybody appointed. People who are independent and who have led interesting lives may be able to get elected to public office but may not be able to get appointed to anything. It's just | ridiculous. And thoughtful...

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