The Democrats: Measuring the Drapes

IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME BETWEEN DRINKS, BUT THE DEMOcrats are lining up at the bar. "Every Democrat between the ages of 25 and 50 in this city is sketching out new career scenarios," says a senior Senate aide. "People who have been shut out since Jimmy Carter desperately want back in."

The scramble for the new Administration's 3,000 appointed jobs has already reached a fever pitch -- as has the inevitable speculation about candidates for the plum posts. For Defense Secretary, there is talk of a three-way race between House Armed Services Committee chairman Les Aspin, Oklahoma Congressman Dave McCurdy...

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