Tisch The Younger Takes His Turn

There are few things Bob Tisch loves more than working a crowd. So the gregarious co-chief executive of Loews Corp. was beaming as he marched into Washington's Convention Center on June 13. The event was a black-tie fund-raiser for President Bush, a gathering of more than 4,000 movers and shakers. Never mind that Tisch is a Democrat; he knows everyone. But after scanning the room for a familiar face, his grin suddenly turned to chagrin. "I've never seen these people before," he groaned. "They're all new." A few moments later, as Tisch walked by a small knot of guests, a fellow partygoer called out: "Hiya Larry!"

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