Nation: Three Up

When he showed up for the G.O.P. policy conference in Washington last week, Michigan's Republican Governor George Romney looked unusually relaxed for a man who had just succeeded in antagonizing three of the pressure groups that politicians court most assiduously—veterans, parents and old folks. It was quite a feat all the same, since it involved a considerable victory over Michigan's Democrat-dominated legislature.

The Democratic leadership had been confident that it had the votes to override Romney vetoes on three key bills: 1) a measure extending $4,000,000 in homestead tax exemptions to disabled Michigan war veterans and their widows; 2) a $1,200,000 appropriation...

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