The Transition

The agonizing over "diversity" that marked Clinton's Cabinet choices is now affecting White House staff picks. Clinton has tapped pal Mack McLarty for Chief of Staff. Other posts are expected to go to symbolmeister George Stephanopoulos, as communications czar, and lobbyist Howard Paster, as congressional liaison. But the team isn't complete, because Clinton is searching for women and minorities for such slots as assistant for political affairs and domestic policy adviser. Arkansan Betsey Wright, who seemed a cinch for a top White House post, may go to the Democratic National Committee.

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