National Affairs: HUNGRY FOR THE HOOK

These odd creatures, reprinted from the Nation, constitute an ichthyological view of the presidential campaign. They were sketched by Oscar Berger, and are classified below by the Nation's Associate Editor Robert Bendiner.

MISSOURI WEAKFISH: Propels itself in short, jerky movements—in any direction. Swallows twice its capacity to digest. Gregarious, but prefers society of other Missouri weakfish.

HUDSON RIVER EEL: This elusive creature is highly sensitive and gives off sparks when touched. Has powerful instinctive drive toward waters of the Potomac River. Travels alone, having had trouble with schools.

PROGRESSIVE BUTTERFISH: Member of the croaker...

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