Richard Samuel " Dick " Morris born November 28, is an American political author and commentator who previously worked as a pollster, political campaign consultant , and general political consultant. A friend and advisor to Bill Clinton during his time as Governor of Arkansas , since his run,  Morris became a political adviser to the White House after Clinton was elected president in Morris encouraged Clinton to pursue third way policies of triangulation that combined traditional Republican and Democratic proposals, rhetoric, and issues so as to achieve maximum political gain and popularity. He worked as a Republican strategist before joining the Clinton administration, where he helped Clinton recover from the midterm elections by advising the President to adopt more moderate policies. Morris now writes a weekly column for the New York Post which is carried nationwide, contributes columns and blogs to both the print and online versions of The Hill.
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Prior to the presidency, he was the governor of Arkansas from to , and again from to , and the attorney general of Arkansas from to A member of the Democratic Party , Clinton was ideologically a New Democrat , and many of his policies reflected a centrist " Third Way " political philosophy. He met Hillary Rodham at Yale and married her in After graduating, Clinton returned to Arkansas and won election as the Attorney General of Arkansas , serving from to
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WE MAY expect some impressive contenders for quote of the year. Pol Pot's "my conscience is clear" and Tony Blair's "people's princess" will no doubt be there or thereabouts. But the winner, if only by a short head, must surely be this one from Robert Bennet, President Clinton's lawyer in the Paula Jones sexual harassment suit:.
Like Janus, the two-faced Roman god, there are always been two distinct personalities in Bill Clinton. That charming, smiling gentleman seen in public is too often eclipsed in private by his negative twin evidenced in the eruption of a furious, unexpected, and uncontrollable rage, often accompanied by loud cursing and occasionally, even physical violence. I assured him that I never spoke to the press. That set him off even more. They leak everything!