The Last Campaign

Forget about compartments. Everything Clinton did during his amazing week served one purpose: to save his skin

Like a weasel, Bill Clinton emerges from the drainpipe shinier than when he went in. He has spent a year in the dark, ever since that night last January when he called his slippery guru Dick Morris and asked him to take the country's moral temperature. When Morris' polling suggested that people could stomach an affair but not a cover-up, Clinton's response was his mantra. "Well, we'll just have to win then." Now, on the anniversary of that vow, the President seems to have made good on it.

After a year spent denouncing Clinton's character--the lies he told, the friends he...

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