Unlike Henry Wallace, whom he admires extravagantly, Idaho's extraverted Senator Glen H. Taylor throws no boomerangs, chews no rutabagas. But he has his moments. Once he plumped his family on the steps of the Capitol and, banjo in hand, crooned a tune about how he needed a home. Last fall, he rode up to the Capitol steps on horseback, following a countrywide "peace" tour.

For all his shenanigans, Democrat Glen Taylor is no fool. The son of a Presbyterian minister, he got little formal education, made up for it by wolfing every volume on social and economic matters he could...

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