THE SHORT GOODBYE

NO LIBERALS NEED APPLY TO WORK FOR CLINTON II

Bill Clinton says he has run his last campaign. That is not true. Another election looms. It is the race to be judged a great President, and the voters in that contest, historians, will look to see how Clinton tackles the thorniest issues, like balancing the budget and reforming the costly entitlement programs that perpetually threaten the nation's fiscal stability.

To reach the first rank of Presidents (a tall order, since it includes the men for whom monuments are built), Clinton knows he must govern as he ran, as a centrist. That means dealing constructively with a Congress controlled by Republicans...

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