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Ed Koch

Making the List

Making the List

WASHINGTON -The list in the back of Bill Clinton's memoir is an embodiment of the political pecking order, a tiny-print world of foreign dignitaries, campaign advisers, fund-raisers, celebrities and assorted high-achievers. For the former president, there was only one place where his glittering network belonged. For names, dropping of, see the index. A random index scan of My Life yields famous names stacked between policy references, a place where only the most important get a page number. A single perusal can span the globe: What begins with Arafat, Yasser, goes to Bandar, Prince; Gore, Albert, Jr.; Imus, Don; Mandela, Nelson; Mitterrand, Francois; Starr, Kenneth; Streisand, Barbra....