EVEN IF THIS DESTROYS ME ...

On Friday morning, the day after he resigned, Dick Morris spoke by phone with managing editor Walter Isaacson. Subdued and unusually mellow, Morris repeatedly refused to talk about the allegations against him, but he discussed the internal debates leading up to the convention. Though clearly self-serving, the interview gives an interesting glimpse at Morris' perception of what his role had been.

TIME: What about the Star piece?

Morris: I won't dignify such yellow journalism with a reply.

TIME: But it's true?

Morris: This form of journalism is a plague on our political system. I won't dignify it by talking about it.

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