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Team Clinton
The Starting Line-Up of the Pro-Clinton
Press Corps

August 1, 1996

Peter JenningsPeter Jennings
Anchor, ABC's World News Tonight

"He's become a little more disciplined, Bill Clinton, but you know he loves a crowd. And he has, don't want to get carried away here, but he has the kind of hands that people respond to."
-- ABC's 1992 convention coverage.

"Next week on ABC's World News Tonight, a series of reports about our environment which will tell you precisely what the new Congress has in mind: the most frontal assault on the environment in 25 years. Is this what the country wants?"
-- Narrating a July 9, 1995 promo.

"I'd like to start, if I may, with what I think you may think is a puzzlement. You've reduced the deficit. You've created jobs. Haiti hasn't been an enormous problem. You've got a crime bill with your assault weapon ban in it. You got NAFTA, you got GATT, and 50 percent of the people don't want you to run again. Where's the disconnect there?"

"...Here's another one. In our poll today, the absolute critical items for Congress to address. Number one, cutting the deficit. Number two, health care reform. The two issues which were absolute priorities for two years, and you don't get any credit for them?"
-- Interviewing President Clinton, January 5, 1995 World News Tonight.

"Some thoughts on those angry voters. Ask parents of any two-year-old and they can tell you about those temper tantrums: the stomping feet, the rolling eyes, the screaming. It's clear that the anger controls the child and not the other way around. It's the job of the parent to teach the child to control the anger and channel it in a positive way. Imagine a nation full of uncontrolled two-year-old rage. The voters had a temper tantrum last week....Parenting and governing don't have to be dirty words: the nation can't be run by an angry two-year-old."
-- In his daily ABC Radio commentary, November 14, 1994.

"I think most people will regard this certainly as an enormous effort by Mrs. Clinton to set the record straight as she can."
-- After Hillary Clinton's "pretty in pink" press conference April 22, 1994.

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