U.S. At War: Hoey for Buncombe

After next January 20, Capitol gallery-goers will miss one of the sights of the Senate during the past twelve years — tall, slim-waisted, beautifully tailored Robert Rice Reynolds.

"Buncombe Bob," who is 59 and looks 45, has been something to see: his blond hair, worn actor's length, combed casually over the back of a Barrymore-ish collar, his gay bow tie propped at an insouciant angle, striding merrily and importantly through the Senate at the noontime opening of a session. He gives a backslap here, a glad hand there, pausing to drop a witticism at this...

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