Whatever guidance Clinton has been giving them hasn’t exactly panned out. But the lines of communication remain open. Certainly that’s what Democrats on Capitol Hill are hoping. According to a Senate Democratic staffer, Sen. Tom Daschle and others on the leadership team have discussed whether it might not be worthwhile to have Clinton serve as an intermediary between them and like-minded Bush resenters overseas.
“The assumption is that Chirac and Schroeder and Putin are going to have to deal with Bush on other issues over the next year, and that there will be times to put Bush in a bad light,” says the Democratic staffer. “It’s in everyone’s interest to see Bush taken down a notch, all the better if it’s on an international stage. It helps us and it helps Chirac and his crowd.”
Clinton has not been approached, and it’s not clear that he would be receptive. “It’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard,” said the Clinton staffer.p> THE BURR IN JOHNNY’S SIDE
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