A Kinder, Gentler Matchup?

Read George Bush's lips:

No prediction.

The President-Elect, who was captain of the 1947 Yale baseball team, declined through a spokesman to forecast the result of today's Game.

Bush, who made "a thousand points of light" a significant theme of his campaign for the White House, would not predict how many points would be scored in today's football matchup between Harvard and Yale, the spokesman said.

Gov. Michael S. Dukakis, lambasted by Bush throughout the presidential campaign for his ties to the Harvard "boutique," also failed to provide a prediction.


"He doesn't want to make one," said a spokesman for the Law School graduate.

Who Cares?

The Game seems to have lost its luster among many other prominent alumni of both universities. Also unavailable for prognostication were: Sen. Albert Gore '69 (D-Tenn.); Rep. Pat Schroeder (D-Colo.), a Law School graduate; Elizabeth Dole, a Law School graduate; former Sen. Gary Hart, a Yale Divinity School graduate; and Connecticut Senator-Elect Joseph Lieberman, a Yale graduate.

Scales of Justice

A representative for Supreme Court Justice Antonin G. Scalia, a 1960 Law School graduate, said "I'm sure he would not care to comment."

More committal was recently re-elected Rep. Fred Grandy '70 (D-lowa), perhaps best known for his portrayal of "Gopher," the bumbling assistant purser on the television series "The Love Boat."

Grandy's prediction: Harvard will win, 21 to 17. GRANDY: Harvard, 21-17

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