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...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!