GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY

A WHITEWATER VERDICT PORTENDS TROUBLE FOR CLINTON

Every so often in the charmed life of Bill Clinton, when things have been going a little too smoothly for a little too long, the fates decide to thicken the plot. The Oxford-bound scholar comes up 1-A in the draft, the boy Governor gets tossed out by Arkansas voters, the earnest presidential candidate morphs into a skirt-chasing tabloid cartoon--and Clinton has to run harder and smarter to catch up with his dreams. Which is why some of the President's closest advisers have been anxiously peering beyond his gaudy poll numbers to the next, and inevitable, setback.

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