Keeping The Press at Bay

When Gary Hart faced the inevitable question for the first time last week, it was uttered by a fresh-faced New Hampshire high school student. "Do you think politicians have the right to deliberately mislead the public?" asked Garth Conrad. "No, I do not think they have the right," Hart began, haltingly, as the cameras rolled. "But on the other hand, the public does not have a right to know everything about everybody's personal and private life."

The frenzy of applause that followed pleased Hart. He was picking up his campaign right where he had left off -- with attacks on the...