By Clinton, Bill; Stephanopoulos, George; Clinton, Bill
A detailed examine what it was once like being the president's correct hand guy in the course of a really tricky time.
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Maybe one reason I've never been queasy about the grubby work of politics, the mechanics of running campaigns and making laws, is that I spent so many of my early days behind the altar screen, where mystery is rooted in the mundane, where faith and duty are one, where my father's prayers were my cues. Agios o Theos. … Get the candles. Wisdom, let us attend. … Lanterns and cross for the Gospel. No one who is bound by carnal desires is worthy to approach. … Light up the censer and line up the other boys.
My parents met at a church youth convention in Minneapolis, where my mom was studying public relations at the University of Minnesota. Dad was on a field trip from seminary, and there was probably no better place to meet a woman willing to become a presbytera, literally “priest's wife” — a word that captures the idea that everybody in the family of a priest has a responsibility to the family of the church. The presbytera is a kind of first lady. She has an official role as hostess and helpmate but can't let people get the idea she's assuming authority that isn't hers.
The financial review took about a minute. ” “About what you'd expect,” I replied. “A little marijuana in high school and college, but I haven't touched it in years. ” Then came a couple of oblique questions about my “social life,” designed to give me an opportunity — if it were true — to admit to being gay or the secret father of a small child. We both knew where Webb was going. He was circling in on the one big question. I had been summoned here so that this man, who, symbolized probity and proximity to the next president, could lean over the table, look me in the eye, and say, “Now George, I want you to think hard about this.