CONVENTION '96: SKUNK AT THE FAMILY PICNIC

JUST AS BILL CLINTON ARRIVES FOR HIS CHICAGO CORONATION, HIS CHIEF POLITICAL STRATEGIST FINDS HIMSELF IN A SEX SCANDAL AND OUT OF A JOB

This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang but a blink. On Tuesday evening, returning to their suite at the Chicago Sheraton, Dick Morris' wife Eileen McGann noticed the blinking light on their bedside phone and checked their messages. It was the close of the second day of the Democratic Convention, and the Sheraton was the center of the universe, the off-white fortress where the White House inner circle lodged and the President would soon arrive. That made it the natural place for Morris, Bill Clinton's essential campaign adviser, fidgety genius and imponderable co-author of the election-year comeback....

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