It's not hard to figure out what candidates are being told to say this fall:
"George Pataki, politics as usual."
-- Attack ad for New York Governor Mario Cuomo against his Republican opponent
"It's politics as usual."
-- Representative Martin Frost (D-Texas), answering accusations of election- law violations
"We need Bill Martini in Congress to end ... politics as usual."
-- New Jersey Governor Christine Whitman, endorsing a local Republican candidate for Congress
"Burns is clearly 'politics as usual."'
-- Jack Mudd, Democratic challenger to U.S. Senator Conrad Burns (R-Montana)
"Old-style politics as usual."
-- Broadcast ad for Connecticut gubernatorial candidate...