One morning last week I woke up absolutely certain that, just before falling asleep, I'd seen Elizabeth Dole being interviewed by Jay Leno on the Tonight Show, and she was wearing blue jeans, motorcycle boots and a black leather jacket with chains hanging off it.

Then, about midmorning, I started having some doubts. Maybe that wasn't Elizabeth Dole. Maybe I'd fallen asleep while watching the Tonight Show and dreamed that Elizabeth Dole, snapping under the strain of having remained that focused for that long, had donated 38 ladylike suits to Goodwill Industries and become an outlaw biker. Maybe I was suffering...

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