A Letter From the Publisher: Oct. 3, 1988

They are known as the boys -- and girls -- on the bus, but the TIME correspondents covering the 1988 presidential campaign have spent so much time on airplanes that they occasionally yearn for the pleasures of an overcrowded Scenicruiser. Los Angeles correspondent Michael Riley has developed a love- < hate relationship with Michael Dukakis' 737 campaign jet, which the press corps has dubbed "Sky Pig." "When it's 100 degrees on the tarmac, condensation on the inside of the plane creates a tropical rain forest in the aisle," says Riley. Sometimes the plane seems to fly about as well as a...

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