Hillary Clinton's Senate Campaign by zly32307


									                           Jan. 26 / Administration of William J. Clinton, 2000

                           Hillary Clinton’s Senate Campaign                              closer to where they are than what he—his
                              Mr. Lehrer. Do you think she’s going to win?                whole approach. And I think she’ll win.
                              The President. I do, yes. I do.                                So I’ll have to worry about that. But once
                              Mr. Lehrer. Why? Why do you think so?                       I figure out how to support my wife’s public
                              The President. Well, I think they’re both very              service—she’s supported mine for many years—
                           strong, formidable people and strong, formidable               and fulfill my other family obligations, I want
                           candidates. You know, you get all these elec-                  to find a way, through the center I’m going
                           tions, where you’ve got to bad-mouth one can-                  to build in Arkansas, with my library, and in
                           didate to like another, and you’d think I’d cer-               other ways, to be a public servant. You don’t
                           tainly be there in the race involving my wife.                 have to be an elected official to be a public
                           But the truth is, the mayor and Hillary are both               servant. You can be a servant in other ways.
                           strong, formidable people. They have impressive                And I can help others and do things, and that’s
                           achievements in their lives that relate to public              what I want to do.
                           service.                                                          Mr. Lehrer. Mr. President, thank you very
                              But I think that she’s much better suited for               much.
                           the work of a Senator and this whole legislative                  The President. Thank you.
                           process. And I think that the passions of her
                           life, 30 years of work and achievement in edu-
                           cation and health care and the challenges that                 NOTE: The interview began at 3:30 p.m. in the
                           children and families face, and the whole philos-              Oval Office at the White House. In his remarks,
                           ophy she has about community are more con-                     the President referred to Jim Barksdale, managing
                           sistent with where New York is today and what                  partner, the Barksdale Group; Gov. George W.
                           they need in the future.                                       Bush of Texas; former Senator Bill Bradley,
                              And so that’s why I think she’ll win, not be-               Democratic Presidential candidate; Republican
                           cause I think he’s the bad guy or something,                   Presidential candidate Alan Keyes; former Senator
                           because I think they’re both very strong people.               Alfonse M. D’Amato; Susan McDougal, White-
                           But I think that New York will believe that,                   water investigation defendant; former Inde-
                           in the end, that what she represents and where                 pendent Counsel Robert B. Fiske, Jr., and his suc-
                           she wants to go and what her skills are and                    cessor, Kenneth Starr; and Mayor Rudolph W.
                           what she knows and cares most about is a little                Giuliani of New York City.

                           Letter to Congressional Leaders Reporting on the Deployment of United
                           States Forces for Stabilization of Areas of the Former Yugoslavia
                           January 25, 2000

                           Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)                        port of peacekeeping efforts in the former Yugo-
                              In my report to the Congress of July 19, 1999,              slavia.
                           I provided further information on the deploy-                     The U.N. Security Council authorized mem-
                           ment of combat-equipped U.S. Armed Forces                      ber states to continue SFOR for a period of
                           to Bosnia and Herzegovina and other states in                  12 months in U.N. Security Council Resolution
                           the region in order to participate in and support              1247 of June 18, 1999. The mission of SFOR
                           the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)-                 is to provide a continued military presence in
                           led Stabilization Force (SFOR), which began its                order to deter hostilities, stabilize and consoli-
                           mission and assumed authority from the NATO-                   date the peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina, con-
                           led Implementation Force on December 20,                       tribute to a secure environment, and provide,
                           1996. I am providing this supplemental report,                 within its means and capabilities, selective sup-
                           consistent with the War Powers Resolution, to                  port to key areas and key civil implementation
                           help ensure that the Congress is kept fully in-                organizations.
                           formed on continued U.S. contributions in sup-                    The U.S. force contribution to SFOR in Bos-
                                                                                          nia and Herzegovina is in the process of being


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