MOST PIE-IN-THE-SKY SUGGESTION. Former Delaware Governor Pete du Pont's invitation to Jesse Jackson to join the Republicans. "The ground you seek is here, in New Orleans, in the party of Lincoln and Reagan and Bush and Kemp and Bork."
BIGGEST WINNER. The Big Easy, New Orleans, a place where it is almost impossible to have a bad meal or a bad time -- and where the natives very thoughtfully do not put scales in most hotel bathrooms.
MOST OFT-REPEATED, OBVIOUS AND ULTIMATELY BORING PHRASE. This is a party town.
BEST PAIR OF LUNGS. Charmaine Neville's delightful scat-singing and good- humored blues,...