Robert Rubin's Capital Gain

During a recent visit to Capitol Hill, Robert E. Rubin was wandering the lobby of the Hart Senate Office Building when a Senate staffer recognized the reed-thin, sad-eyed figure as the head of President Clinton's National Economic Council. Rubin was searching for a pay phone, and the staffer offered the use of his office instead. After making his call, Rubin asked for directions to the street exit, waved off the staffer's offer to escort him, then walked away--and into a closet. "I couldn't believe it," recalls the staffer, who had to show Rubin out the correct door.

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