President Clinton came here to raise nearly $2 million on behalf of Democrats in one fell swoop - well, really, in two swoops across one big state.

In exchange for all that money, some deep-pocketed Texans were treated to some unusual ad libs in which Clinton discussed his dog Buddy, free trade, the many ways Congress is confounding him these days and the side effects of success."Sometimes, when people enjoy a great deal of success, it makes them downright dumb," the president said at an evening fund-raiser here that raised $1 million for the Democratic National Committee.