MICHIGAN: Cleanup for Soapy

The U.S. had few more colorful politicians than Michigan's white-maned Republican Governor Kim Sigler. His piped vests, beribboned spectacles, and neon-colored ties made him the most splendiferous dude since Illinois' pink-bearded Senator J. Hamilton ("Ham") Lewis. But 54-year-old ex-Cowboy Kim Sigler burned a little too brightly. During two years in office, he tramped on legislative toes, ignored party wheel horses, dictatorially alienated members of his own cabinet.

Last week, as Michigan loyally gave Tom Dewey a majority and elected a G.O.P. legislature, the voters quietly scuttled Kim Sigler in favor of a Democrat, and a virtually unknown Democrat at that....

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