SCARED SPEECHLESS

WHERE'S CLINTON? WHERE'S DOLE? WHERE'S POWELL? THE REST OF the country is talking about nothing else, yet those who would lead us are talking about anything but. As the O.J. verdict exposes America's great racial divide, public figures capable of talking forever have become minimalists. Their comments are worse than unsatisfying. They insult our intelligence and fuel our disgust with the system. "Respect" the jury's decision and pray for the victims' families, says Clinton. Avoid "a huge national debate and move on," says Powell. "We need a healing period to find ways to understand each other and bring us together," says...

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