CLINTON IN THE RYE

DID HE GET HIS INSPIRATION FROM HOLDEN CAULFIELD?

Ever since Bill Clinton strode onto the national stage, armchair shrinks have had a field day labeling him an adolescent, a man defined by all-night bull sessions, fast-food orgies, raging hormones and peripatetic curiosity.

Now, as the President's re-election strategy becomes clear, we are finally realizing just which adolescent Bill Clinton really wants to be: it turns out he is Holden Caulfield. Near the end of J.D. Salinger's classic novel of teenage angst, which Hillary Clinton bought a copy of during the Clintons' 1993 summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard, Caulfield explains what the "catcher in the rye" means:

"I keep picturing...

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