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Thumbs Down In the Zoe Baird case

THERE WAS SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY ABOUT returning to the chambers of the Senate Judiciary Committee for another livid lesson in how America really lives. For the...

The Lessons Of Nannygate

Poor Zoe Baird. Her name has already entered the language as a synonym for trouble. Along with "the Gary Hart syndrome," signifying compulsive womanizing, we now...

The Zoe Baird Debacle: How It Happened

IN THE END, ZOE BAIRD DID NOT NEED President Clinton or anyone else to tell her that her career as the nation's chief law officer was over before it ever got...

Election 2000: Setting The Tone

Grace periods were designed for a more graceful period, so maybe Bill Clinton should have known that transitions count. By the time Inauguration Day rolled...

CAUSE CELEB

A crusade in search of its 15 minutes of fame sometimes needs a celebrity sacrifice. Zoe Baird gave us immigration reform, Christopher Reeve makes it impossible...

IN SEARCH OF SKELETONS

Sometimes in politics, the best offense is a good defense. So when Pete Wilson's ex-wife telephoned the California Governor's office six weeks ago with the news...

Rush to Judgment

HIS TIME THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION WAS DETERmined to get it right. Haunted by the Zoe Baird debacle, officials vowed there would be no premature announcement,...

Yuppies and The Servant Problem

The Zoe Baird episode earlier this year revealed a deep American squeamishness on the subject of servants. We don't even have names we feel comfortable with for...

Grapevine: Apr. 26, 1993

A Maryland firm that offers tax advice has run ads that warn DON'T BE ZOED -- As in Zoe Baird, the nominee for Attorney General, forced to withdraw partly...

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