"Senator, do you think the Republican Party will stage a comeback in 1968?" The question came from Veteran News Commentator John Cameron Swayze, and Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen fielded it suavely: "I know no reason why it should."
"Well, do you see a candidate emerging for 1968?"
"No, I don't," Dirksen intoned mellifluously.
"Well then, where do you think the Republican candidate will come from in 1968?"
"Out of the woodwork."
By now it is clear that something is wildly, hilariously out of whack. Are the voices real? The answer is yes. Were the...