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How Bill Clinton, improbably, became America's favorite politician
How Bill Clinton, improbably, became America's favorite politician

When Bill Clinton left the White House in January 2001, Americans had experienced quite enough of the boisterous Big Dog and his unending dramas, both personal and political. Republican George W. Bush defeated Clinton's vice president and preferred successor, fellow Democrat Al Gore, in no small part due to an enervating electoral affliction known as Clinton fatigue. It hardly mattered that the incumbent was nowhere on the ballot. When Bush solemnly pledged to "restore honor and dignity" to the Oval Office, it was widely accepted as a not-terribly-veiled dig at the adulterous Clinton and his carryings-on with the pizza-delivering intern Monica Lewinsky.‎ In 1998, the...

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