DRIPPING WITH DECENCY

DICK LUGAR, STAID FOREIGN AFFAIRS WONK? AU CONTRAIRE: MEET DICK LUGAR, REPUBLICAN HUNK

YOU CAN'T RATTLE DICK LUGAR BY bringing up nuclear throw weights or prewar Serbian history. But just broach the charisma issue and the presidential candidate is on the defensive. Pundits hint that Lugar is charismatically challenged, that his political persona is as flat as an Indiana cornfield, that he is, in short, too bland to be President. "Gee," Dick Lugar says, "I know that people say I'm far too low-key, even that"--and here a brief, sad smile--"I'm dull."

But in Albuquerque, New Mexico, recently, a different Dick Lugar was on display. Here was Richard Green Lugar--Eagle Scout, Rhodes Scholar, jogger, farmer,...

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