The Senate: New Style on the Center Aisle

In his home town of Pekin, Ill., Everett McKinley Dirksen once wrote and directed Chinese Love, a riceball melodrama about the unrequited passion of one Sing Loo for the beauteous Pan Toy. The Washington house of Hugh Doggett Scott Jr., who took over as leader of the Senate Republican minority after Dirksen's death, is chockablock with chinoiserle, mainly from the T'ang Dynasty (A.D. 618-906). That slight Oriental connection is one of the few similarities between the two men. Where Dirksen was a conciliator, expert in sub rosa dealings with Democrats, Scott is...

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