BOB & BILL'S BELTWAY BAKE-OFF

HOW DO YOU COOK UP LAWS AND ROAST EACH OTHER AT THE SAME TIME? DOLE AND CLINTON ARE ABOUT TO SHOW WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE CAMPAIGN COMES TO WASHINGTON

BIOLOGISTS CALL IT SYMBIOSIS: the living together in more or less intimate association of different, sometimes hostile species in which each exploits the other to its own maximum advantage. In rare cases, such as parasitic wasps, creatures use each other for survival before one destroys the other. This is not unlike the current political morphology involving the genus Presidentum Candidatus, with those two familiar species, Robert Dole, Republican challenger, and Bill Clinton, Democratic incumbent.

Washington, as any biologist will tell you, is crueler than nature, and for the next few months rivals Clinton and Dole will find themselves in more or...

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