REPUBLICAN ROLE MODEL

GOVERNORS ARE THE NEW PARENTAL FIGURES IN POLITICS. AND MICHIGAN'S ENGLER IS THE BIG DADDY OF THEM ALL

WHAT MAKES A PERSON A G.O.P. VICE presidential candidate? It would help if he were Colin Powell, but barring that, it would be nice if the candidate hailed from an electoral swing state. He or she might belong to a sought-after voting group like, say, Catholics. But most of all, you would want someone who has been on the national scene without being a Washington pol. Someone who knows how to get things done. A Governor.

It is a good year for Governors in America, and last week was their best yet. The National Governors' Association arrived in Washington on Feb....

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