“The Enron thing hasn’t touched the administration to any extent,” says the Pentagon official. “Inasmuch as White is a member of the administration, that’s where the potential for damage would appear to lie. I don’t see how he can weather it.”
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has not formally asked for White’s resignation, says the source. “But that probably won’t be necessary. I can’t believe White would sit by and watch [White House press secretary] Ari Fleischer bat down questions about him for much longer.”
Democrats have been frustrated at their inability to make the collapse of Enron a sticker subject for Republicans. “We’ve polled the hell out of this and no one cares,” says a Democratic pollster with a contract from the Democratic Senate campaign committee. “In fact, anecdotally, when we ask respondents about Enron, they think it’s a Clinton scandal.”
Another reason Enron isn’t sticking is that Republicans have smartly refused to pin the collapse of telecom failure Global Crossing on Democrats. Global Crossing was a large donor to the Clinton campaign, his library fund and other Democrats. “If we don’t paint Democrats with that, it’s hard for them to attack on Enron,” says a Republican National Committee policy adviser.p> READY AND RESTLESS br> Florida loser Al Gore took a pass on running for the Tennessee Senate seat being vacated by Republican
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H/T to National Review Online