Campaign 2000: Stretches and Sighs

Gore's fibs may be small compared with Bush's, but they drive us crazy

A few things led me to mistakenly conclude that Gore had won Tuesday night's smackdown. It was clear that Bush didn't fully understand the peril of making Russia our broker in Serbia, especially since Russia remained so sympathetic toward the defeated Milosevic. The RU 486 question tied him in knots. He didn't want to remind such a large audience that his official position on abortion is to recriminalize it if he can change enough hearts. So he fudged his earlier statement that he would seek to overturn approval of the drug, saying a President is powerless to do so against the...

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