The Tortoise and the Hare?

Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 05/19/2004 12:00 am EDT

Editor's Note: Sonia Gandhi shocked Congress Party leaders Tuesday, telling them she would not accept the prime minister's job. "I ask you to respect my decision and to understand the force of my conviction ... and to recognize that I will not reverse it," she said in a televised speech.

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