It Was In The Best Interest Of The Country

President Clinton's office on Air Force One has a small desk, a couch, magazines scattered about and, these days, a new boom box. As he flew home from Africa Thursday night, he listened to Charlie Parker and Wynton Marsalis. Like the music, his mood was a complex mix of mellowness and energy in the aftermath of the dismissal of the Paula Jones suit. Although the feeling inside the White House is that he has been the victim of a protracted personal assault funded by right-wing money, Clinton is wary about speaking out publicly, because he and his advisers feel that his...

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