[The Nat'l Health] plan did fine until people actually read it, at which point it ran into big trouble, especially with the Republicans, who strongly appose government intrusion into private citizens' lives unless they thought of it first. So after many months of debate and modification, Congress has whittled the National Health Care Plan down to a one-paragraph nonbinding resolution urging everybody to floss. This resolution would not take effect until the year 2006. Bob Dole is still against it.
- Dave Barry