CALIFORNIA: Under New Management

The departure of Governor Earl Warren from the California political landscape two months ago to become U.S. Chief Justice opened up three big California questions: 1) What kind of governor would Warren's successor, Goodwin Jess Knight, make? 2) Would the tightly knit band of Warrenites who had run the state for ten years continue to run California Republicanism? 3) Would the G.O.P. be able to stay in power in the absence of Warren's bipartisan appeal?

By this week some of the answers were shaping up. At a recent political dinner in his honor,...

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