Notebook: Feb. 22, 1999

WINNERS & LOSERS

[WINNERS]

TRENT LOTT Neat freak keeps impeachment trial tidy; thanks for those closed-door sessions!

ASA HUTCHINSON If the other 12 House prosecutors were half this good, they might have convicted

BILL CLINTON No majority for conviction on either count beats the spread. Will polls now plunge?

[& LOSERS]

HENRY HYDE Patriotic cliches are still cliches; trial turned G.O.P.'s elder statesman into an angry, bitter man

JAMES ROGAN Politically vulnerable manager bragged about being ex-judge. What about ex-Congressman?

KENNETH STARR Does aiding in the death of the independent-counsel law count as a win?

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