PRESIDENTIAL PEN PALS

THEIR LOYALTY HAS EARNED THEM ACCESS TO THE MOST EXCLUSIVE ZIP CODE AND FAX NUMBER IN AMERICA: THE ONES THAT GET LETTERS STRAIGHT TO THE OVAL OFFICE

In a season when Washington is turning itself inside out over the issue of access to the President--who has it, how much did they have to pay to get it, what did they get in return--it turns out that the most valuable scrap of information to have is a nine-digit number. That number is a ZIP code, one that tells the White House post office to pluck that letter from the 15,000 addressed to Bill Clinton every day and slip it directly under the President's door. The people who know the code are Clinton's oldest friends and earliest allies. Few of...

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