The Pine Bluff, Ark., Commercial says that during the 1992 election campaign, voters at all levels should respond to office-seekers' lavish promises with three crucial questions:
1. How much is it going to cost?
2. Where's the money going to come from?
3. Where's the money going to go?
It might not take long to separate the wheat from the chaff in that format . . . providing, of course, the candidates provided straight answers.
The problem is, how many people running for office can accurately answer all three questions on any major spending proposal? That seems to tell us a lot about the status of American politics this autumn.