Washington: An E in Olympia

Each workday morning at 6:45, Daniel Jackson Evans, Governor of Washington State, leads the hardier members of his staff in a brisk trot around the Olympia High School track. In his first ten months in office, Republican Evans, 40, has also foundoccasion to hold a press conference in a swimming pool—leaving reporters wetter than wiser—break trail for a slalom contest, scale Mount Rainier and, when time permits, sail his sloop.

What makes Danny run is a staunch belief in a philosophy that he and a few other G.O.P. Governors call a "new federalism." While the...

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