THE DOCTOR IN THE LION'S DEN

Henry Foster countered family values with family values. The Christian Coalition had been running full-page ads against him that screamed "If You Liked [former U.S. Surgeon General] Joycelyn Elders, You'll Love Henry Foster." A spokeswoman for the Family Research Council, a conservative think tank, declared that anyone who votes for Foster "will regret it when it comes to election time." Indeed, Republican presidential candidates cannot afford to alienate the pro-life wing by allowing Foster to be confirmed as Surgeon General; and last week, Senate majority leader Bob Dole threatened to withhold a full-floor vote on Foster even if Clinton's nominee got...

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