Defense Secretary Charles E. Wilson, butt of many a Washington wisecrack (e.g., "He should learn to keep a civil foot in his mouth"), showed last week that he has enough sense of humor to see a joke about himself. In a speech to the National Press Club, the former General Motors president told of a U.S. Senator who needed a new car. The Senator consulted a General Motors executive, who suggested getting a car with an automatic transmission. Said the Senator: "Well, maybe that would be all right, but when there is no clutch pedal, where do I put...

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