IT IS A sign of the doldrums engulfing the Beltway press corps in the summer congressional recess that so much is being made of William Weld's doomed fight-by-sound-bite to be confirmed as Bill Clinton's ambassador to Mexico. When Weld held his unusual press conference to announce he was stepping down as the Republican governor of Massachusetts to campaign full-time for his confirmation by the Senate, the nomination was already a dead letter. The opposition of Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jesse Helms guaranteed that. But all this has more to do with personal pique... More >>>