Politics: A Three-Way Race?

New York's Republican Senator Kenneth Keating, his white hair freshly trimmed, his face newly tanned, waved at the cameras in the Overseas Press Club in Manhattan. "Well, ladies and gentlemen," he began, "we all know what we're here for. And I want to announce at the outset that I will not be a candidate for the United States Senate . . ." Newsmen froze. ". . . from Massachusetts." Keating grinned. His audience laughed.

After the quip, Keating announced seriously what everyone had expected him to announce: he would indeed be a...

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