Democrats Watch Yer Back

Lurching through the streets of New York, Brown and Clinton discover it is better to mug than be mugged

On a day last week when Bill Clinton took his campaign uptown to deliver a sober foreign-policy address, Jerry Brown and Jesse Jackson were downtown in Greenwich Village behaving like a couple of overactive children. They planned to march together to the city's board of elections and deliver 100,000 new voter applications. The mayhem potential in this maneuver was high, even by the chaotic standards of New York City.

Sure enough, Brown lurched along carrying the American flag in an eddy of reporters and supporters. Then he and Jackson, flanked by his own entourage, linked up in the middle of a...

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