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BILL CLINTON WANTS TO STAY ALOOF FROM THE EXCESSES OF DEMOCRATIC FUND RAISING. BUT IT LOOKS AS IF HE WAS GUNG HO ALL THE WAY

Among the latest glimpses of the Clinton White House, it's hard to pick the weirdest. You can't do better than the image of the President himself clamoring to stuff the White House bedrooms with big contributors. Then again there is the episode in which a deputy chief of staff gingerly points out that Clinton's many fund-raising coffees may make it necessary to temporarily cut short those troublesome government duties like his daily briefings by advisers. All the same, for sheer madcap ingenuity, nothing beats the unsigned memo suggesting ways to reach "our very aggressive goal of $40 million." The ways? Offer...

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