Clinton has managed more Houdini-like exploits (and catch-me-if-you-can, truth-defying declarations) than the slickest of pols. A sampling:
TIGHT SPOT Presidential ambitions go up in smoke in 1980 after he loses re-election as Governor to an underdog.
ESCAPE HATCH Apologizes for raising taxes; wife softens her image; in '82, he becomes first defeated Governor in the state to regain his seat.
Luv Ya, Little Rock
LIE In 1990, while running for Governor, he is asked, "Will you guarantee to us that, if re-elected, there is absolutely, positively no way that you'll run for any other political office and that...