Des Moines: Cram Course for Pols

As a professional politician, Donald Dworak is used to fielding hostile questions of the have-you-stopped-beat-ing-your-wife variety. But this is worse by far—unfair, underhanded, unAmerican.

Bathed in the bright glare of television lights, he squirms nervously, kneading his hands together tightly, his knuckles whitening. Dworak, a second-term state senator from Nebraska who is considering a run for Governor, manages credible and even convincing answers to probing questions on water policy, a prime concern to Nebraska farmers. But then comes a change-up from his questioner. "What's your favorite color?" Dworak starts to stammer a confused...

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