New York: Little Ricky Gets Rough

Hillary's mild rival tries a surprise attack, but it may be turning women off

It was the perfect setting for a photo-op: a second-grade classroom in Rochester, N.Y., with back-to-school art on the walls, crisp uniforms on the children and a big grin on the puppy-dog face of Rick Lazio, the Republican Congressman who's running for the Senate against Hillary Rodham Clinton. But reality has a way of intruding, as Lazio discovered when a little girl looked up at him and said, "I watched you on NBC last night--why were you fighting with Mrs. Clinton?"

As the precocious seven-year-old noticed, the Clinton-Lazio debate in Buffalo last Wednesday was a nasty piece of business, with Clinton...

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