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Commenting in this space on the subject of campaign reform violates my own journalistic law: Campaign-reform stories should be carried only in the comics section or on the obituary page.

- First of all, nobody in Congress wants to reform a bloody thing. They all say, "But we want the right kind of reform." Remember that: "Right kind" is code for "dead on arrival."- If a member of Congress ever did happen to come up with a campaign-reform bill totally acceptable to both parties, the leaders would sit him down and say, "Congratulations, you did it. Now we are going to have to kill you."

Los Angeles Times Syndicate