SURGICAL STRIKE

WRANGLING OVER HENRY FOSTER'S ABORTION RECORD PUTS THE CLINTON NOMINEE AT RISK

Before heading over to the Old Executive Office Building for a joint press conference with German Chancellor Helmut Kohl last week, President Clinton met privately with several top aides, as usual, to discuss what questions might arise and what his answers should be. Once again in the middle of a debacle in the making--this time over the suddenly controversial nomination of Dr. Henry W. Foster Jr. for Surgeon General--an irritated Clinton turned to his advisers and asked, ``How do I answer the question that either this guy's lying or I've got an incredibly inept White House staff?''

Unfortunately, neither response...

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