Democratic Convention: A Comic In The Family

The first time her father ran for President, in 1988, fourth-grader Kristin Gore methodically listed the pros and cons on a legal pad. She wrote in the second column: "You'll have Social Security following you around all the time."

After seven years as the daughter of the Vice President, Kristin, 23, is well aware of the difference between the retirement program and the security agents who carry radios up their sleeves. But she still has trouble with the intrusion that comes with having a famous political name.

It is hard to imagine a life more removed from the family business than...

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