Pork on the Griddle

Fritz Hollings really brought home the bacon, but South Carolina is losing its taste for largesse

Fritz Hollings looks like he's sucking hard on a piece of sour candy. His opponent, Bob Inglis, is explaining to a group of seniors how the budget can be "technically balanced" without actually being balanced at all. Inglis, 39, a Republican Congressman, is measured, orderly and inoffensive, his hands cupped almost in prayer as he pads through the concept. Suddenly Hollings comes awake in a tumble of growls and bellows. "This is monkey talk," he says. The tax cuts the Republican promises will sap the Social Security trust fund. "They're raidin' the bloomin' fund," he blurts. Later Hollings swats away another...

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