Team Clinton: The Starting Line-up of the Pro-Clinton Press Corps

tccarlMargaret Carlson
Time columnist,
former Time White House Reporter
and Deputy Washington Bureau Chief; 
panelist on CNN's Capital Gang

"As much as we try to think otherwise, when you're covering someone like yourself, and your position in life is insecure, she's [Hillary Clinton] your mascot. Something in you roots for her. You're rooting for your team. I try to get that bias out, but for many of us it's there."
-- Quoted in The Washington Post, March 7, 1994.

"There are many women in the press, and you couldn't have fought the battles you have fought to get where you are and not find what the Republicans said about women offensive...It's not possible, you cannot be that objective. When Marilyn Quayle says that I have given up my essential nature as a woman and that I don't take care of my family because I'm working, I cannot help but feel offended by that."
-- In a 1992 Freedom Forum report.

"As the icon of American womanhood, she is the medium through which the remaining anxieties over feminism are being played out....Perhaps in addition to the other items on her agenda, Hillary Rodham Clinton will define for women that magical spot where the important work of the world and love and children and an inner life all come together. Like Ginger Rogers, she will do everything her partner does, only backward and in high heels, and with what was missing in [Lee] Atwater -- a lot of heart."
-- May 10, 1993 Time.

"Valentine's Day at the Red Sage restaurant. Even at a romantic outing, the President can be the date from hell, talking to everyone but the girl he brung....Finally alone, they have `painted soup' and the lamb baked in herbed bread. They exchange gifts and touch each other more in two hours than the Bushes did in four years."
-- On Bill and Hillary, in the June 1993 Vanity Fair.

"What the public now thinks is that the White House, the President, brought the Republicans back from this extremist program. They really didn't want that. It was a mistake to think there was a huge mandate for, you know, poisoning the water, tainting the meat, removing all these regulations."
-- Capital Gang, April 27, 1996.