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Clinton a one-man carnival

From Joe Klein's review of "The Clinton Tapes," the new book by Taylor Branch: "The rowdy, discursive intellectual brilliance of the man is evident on almost every page, and so is the self-indulgence, self-pity and self-destructiveness — the magisterial excessiveness of every sort. Compared with the buttoned-up cool of the Oval Office's current occupant, Bill Clinton is a one-man carnival — a magician, tightrope walker, juggler, mesmerist, hot-dog-eating contestant and burlesque show."