Acid Raining on Deaver's Parade

In Congress, more questions

The title is pompous and a bit puzzling. But when hearings begin Tuesday on the proposed Integrity in Post Employment Act of 1986, there should be little mystery about its true target. The legislation, drafted by South Carolina Republican Senator Strom Thurmond, would bar key federal officeholders from ever lobbying for foreign governments or corporations. It would apply retroactively to anyone who had once served in a Cabinet or sub-Cabinet job, or in one of the 25 top posts on the White House staff. Such as . . . oh, Michael Deaver, for example.

To be sure, Deaver is not the...

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