REINVENTING HILLARY

THE CAMPAIGN IS OVER, THE GLOVES ARE OFF, AND THE FIRST LADY IS FIGHTING HER WAY BACK INTO THE ARENA

Professional women in Australia have a term for what can happen to talented, outspoken female executives who rise quickly in their field. They call it the "tall-poppy syndrome," because a flower that grows higher than the rest very often gets its head lopped off.

Hillary Rodham Clinton knows all about sharp pruning shears and long knives. Last week, while the President and First Lady were enjoying a holiday of golf, snorkeling, shopping and koala cuddling that masqueraded as a state visit to Australia, the spirit of this straight-talking country moved the First Lady to a new level of candor--the most searching...

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