Eight teeth yanked at a single sitting? Testosterone shots? 19-mile bide rides at full speed? An 800-calorie-a-day diet? (Not to mention a regimen of dance lessons and other tortures.) Why is this longtime political fixture, currently an aide to county mayor A C Wharton, submitting to all this? In public, no less! And what's behind it? That's one of the items in this week's "Politics" column by Jackson Baker. Go see here.