The scenes are political-family gothic that read as if Tennessee Williams had written them. While riding on the campaign trail, the congressional candidate and his wife get into a screaming match in the car. He punches the dashboard; she slaps the seat. At a stoplight, she suddenly leaps out, and the car roars away. In another scene, years later, a guest in the politician's home overhears him singing a lullaby to his one-year-old daughter: ``I want a div- or-or-or-orce. I want a div-or-or-or-orce.'' The Governor raises the subject of divorce with fellow Governors whose marriages have broken up. Eventually, the marital...

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