National Affairs: Candidates Row

Last week Candidates' Row got a recruit and he was:

Mr. Walsh. Thomas and James are his first names, reversing the order of the names of his embarrassing colleague in the Senate, James Thomas Heflin. Another distinction between these two—who are the Senate's most complete opposites except for the label on their politics—is that Senator Walsh, from rocky Montana, is the outstanding Roman Catholic Senator, while, as everyone knows, Senator Heflin from swampy Alabama mortally hates and fears the Roman Pope.

Senator Walsh has a brain, too; a patient, unbending, inexorable instrument in which he takes a chill delight when he brings it...

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