UALR Symposium Gives Insider
View of the White House
Four key figures in the West Wing of former President Bill Clinton's
White House provided an inside glimpse of how they managed and allocated
the most valuable commodity they possessed the President's time
in an afternoon symposium November 12, conducted by UALR in conjunction
with the William J. Clinton Presidential Foundation.
Margaret Scranton, of UALR's Department of Political Science, moderated
what she called a collective oral history interview with former White
House chief of staff Thomas "Mack" McLarty, former director
of presidential scheduling Stephanie Streett, former first lady chief
of staff Maggie Williams, and former counsel to the president Bruce
R. Lindsey. The "interview" unfolded before a packed audience
at the Herschel H. Friday Courtroom at UALR's William H. Bowen School
The event is expected to be the first of several collaborations between
the Clinton Foundation and UALR in advance of the opening of the Clinton
Scranton, who in the spring will teach Arkansas' first scholastic class
examining the Clinton presidency, said the symposium "Decision
Making in the White House: The President's Time" offered
a taste of the enormous gold mine of scholarly material the Clinton
library will offer to UALR faculty and students.
Lindsey, who until now has been virtually silent about his White House
experiences that included investigations by Congressional panels and
Whitewater prosecutors, joked about the uniqueness of Tuesday's panel.
"Normally, when we are all on a panel together we begin by raising our
right hands," said Lindsey.
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