I FIGURED BOB DOLE MIGHT BE IN TROUBLE WHEN I SAW THAT POOLSIDE picture of him in Florida wearing the only white T shirt left in America with nothing written on it. I could easily imagine some Republican campaign strategist asking, as he holds up the picture for his colleagues to see, "Is that really the message we want to project? The other guy is the Gap, and our guy is Fruit of the Loom?"

The media seemed as interested as the Republican National Committee in how Dole conducted his holiday. Reporters discussed which books a vacationing Dole was reading and...

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