Shall We Dance?

John McCain puts Bush on the spot with a campaign-reform bill the President-elect can't stand

A large pile of suck-up gifts awaits George W. Bush when he steps into his new house--crates of home-state fruit from Senators, thoughtful though inscrutable baubles from foreign leaders. But at least one skunk will be hiding in the gift bin, a present from Bush's former G.O.P. presidential rival. Arizona Senator John McCain wants to force the new President to sign a campaign-finance-reform bill that Bush hates--and make him do it before he deals with any other legislation, including education, taxes and all the other items on Bush's wish list. McCain plans to launch the campaign-finance debate just two days after...

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