Politics: Cutting the Cake

At a Washington gathering some time ago, President Kennedy asked Democratic National Chairman John M. Bailey what he had been doing lately. "I've been keeping out of trouble," Bailey replied. So he had. Longtime boss of the Democratic Party in his home state of Connecticut. Bailey, 58, is a behind-the-scenes politician who knows that one way to avoid putting his foot into his mouth is to keep it shut. Lately, however. Bailey's name has been prominently mentioned in a state insurance investigation. The Connecticut state government places its...