Sept. 2 1999 10:46 PM

News Item:


Alabama Republicans held their presidential straw poll Saturday. With 29 percent of the vote, the winner was ... Ambassador Alan Keyes.

Keyes refuses to play the gotcha game with the press. He always heads off questions about his past with the same tough answer: "When I was young and irresponsible, I was young and irresponsible. As opposed to now, when I'm completely insane."