George McGovern is trying to get the band back together. He proposes a council of “elders” to consult and advise policymakers, including the great and good from Arthur Schlesinger (barely suppressed laughter) to Gloria Steinem (mild chuckling) to Tom Eagleton (uproarious guffaws). Now I like George McGovern from what I know of him, and I have said a lot in defense of him and his foreign policy views and a good deal against critics of the new “McGovernite” trend among Democrats in the past year. But can you imagine the headlines about the advice offered by a McGovern and Eagleton conclave? 1000% jokes would be a dime a dozen.