LABOR: Dave & the Green Stuff

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As he rolled his rutabaga shape (5 ft. 8 in., 187 Ibs.) through the crowd in the U.S. Senate's caucus room, David Daniel Beck had his three-diamond ring turned into the palm of his left hand ("I always wear it that way because the light flashes in my eyes"). In his lightweight, grey, tailor-made suit,* his double teardrop (one white, one red) cravat and his toothiest smile, Teamster Boss Beck was the picture of resplendent confidence. "Are you nervous?" asked a reporter. "Nervous?" barked Beck. "Me? Haw!"

Minutes later, bellied up...

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