More Follies on the Sidelines

"It's difficult to defend the White House as much as we'd like," sighs a Democratic congressional leader. "Every day it's something else making them look as if they don't know what they're doing." Two Arkansan cases in point: William H. Kennedy III and Patsy Thomasson.

Kennedy should have learned something about Washington ways while serving on the staffs of two Arkansas Senators in the 1970s before becoming a partner with Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Rose Law Firm of Little Rock. But as associate White House counsel, he has shown mainly a talent for getting in trouble. He drew a reprimand...

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