The Sun King Back in the Spotlight 

As thousands of faithful adherents stand in line just to touch his hand, Clinton's new über-earnest memoir outsells all the populist pulpslingers.

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But back inside, the benediction proceeded without a hitch. Cody's staff moved each person forward, a Secret Service agent opened their books to the appropriate page, and Clinton signed with his left hand while shaking hands with his right. But that moment between patrons and the president, when his eyes crinkled and locked into those of his supplicants, and his lilting, soulful voice said how grateful he was that you came to see him -- that was the eucharist they slept here overnight to receive. Roadside bombs may spill Marine entrails onto the sand a world away, and John Ashcroft may issue a terrorist alert tomorrow, but today, these wayward liberals had their moment in the sun -- or, perhaps, with the Sun King.


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