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The group to which he naturally gravitated was that of the younger members of the Whig oligarchy, presided over by Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, and the savvy political maneuverer Charles James Fox.
Despite the fact that he's clearly not guilty of any harassment, Hackmann is portrayed as a clever maneuverer up the greasy pole of academe whose comeuppance is long overdue.
Like the war record and the comic opera of "Commander in Chief" immunity, Whitewater is something on which even Clinton, the supreme maneuverer, can't outflank Dole.