SORRY, NO GATE HERE

Every once in a while, a new revelation about the Clinton White House is not a scandal. That was the case last week with the discovery of a 200,000-person database in the bowels of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Republicans tried to portray the computer system as an ominous Big Brother that harbored a Nixonian Enemies List. The Washington Times disclosed the existence of the "supersecret" computer system on its front page, next to an article about the FBI Fileflap. Aha! The White House really is keeping tabs on people like reporters, corporate executives and members of Congress. G.O.P. leaders pounced. John Boehner...

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