National Affairs: The Friendliest People

Theron Lamar Caudle knew the friendliest people. Recently fired as head of the Justice Department's tax division, Caudle last week told a House subcommittee about some of his generous acquaintances. Punctuating his testimony with such exclamations as "Oh, my soul... Lord have mercy . . . Lord God almighty," Caudle writhed on the witness stand, lifting his hands above his head, joining them as if in prayer and rolling his banjo eyes upward. In a cotton-thick North Carolina drawl, he denied that he had done any tax favors for the men who treated him...

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