The Political Interest It's Not Going to Be Pretty

A high-minded debate of the issues? No way. The roughing up of Bill Clinton has just begun.

NO LESS AN EXPERT THAN THE leader of the free world has now pronounced 1992 "the ugliest political year I've ever seen." Not that he or his minions are the problem, said George Bush last week. It's the other guys: "I look across at the Democratic primary, and anything that happened in 1988 is pale in comparison to what's going on there."

Has the President seen the light? He says he has issued written instructions ordering his operatives to "stay out of the sleaze business," but the definition thing persists. "I don't know what's negative and what's not these days," says...

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