Election 2000: Backstreet Boies

Never mind the rumpled suits. Gore's point man can really rumble

David Boies, the lawyer who won Al Gore's fight for a recount, is an awfully rumpled sort for the permanently pressed Vice President. He has a steel-trap mind but the quirks of a little kid. When I catch up with him on Friday morning--after he has cut short his Thanksgiving break, flying back to Tallahassee, Fla., from his home in New York's Westchester County ("I had two turkey lunches, but no dinner")--he runs upstairs to his room at the tiny Governor's Inn to change out of his blue suit; it's the only one he has in Tallahassee, and it has started...

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