Jump Shots and Free Throws

An evening with Dollar Bill and the Seven Dwarfs

Michael Dukakis, an intellectual prisoner of the Massachusetts statehouse, thinks of defense policy as "one if by land, two if by sea." Missouri Congressman Richard Gephardt has such difficulty with decisions that he chose plaid when asked to select a color for his campaign. Tennessee Senator Albert Gore, struggling to become the old Confederacy's new champion for 1988, chose "Southern" as his foreign language when attending a posh Washington prep school.

Verses from a Republican hymnal? No, just a few of the burns inflicted by Democrats on one another last week at a dinner sponsored by Independent Action, a liberal political-action...