THIS TIME, PEROT WANTS A PARTY

THE TEXAS BILLIONAIRE KNOWS HE WON'T BE PRESIDENT--SO HE'S LAUNCHING A THIRD NATIONAL PARTY TO HELP DECIDE WHO WILL GET THE JOB

THE FIRST PEOPLE TO LEARN THE hottest news in politics these days are Colin Powell and Wendy Walker Whitworth. The top producer for Larry King's prime-time chat show on CNN, Whitworth had just finished the cake and champagne at her mother's 80th birthday celebration in Chicago early last week when her ever present beeper began chirping. The message: Call Ross Perot.

The twangy Texas billionaire, who seasons his speech with references to crazy aunts and albino monkeys, always gives good TV. So he had a long-standing invitation to announce on Larry King Live whatever he might do in the 1996 campaign....

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