At Yale University last weekend to receive the Law School Association's Citation of Merit award, Pennsylvania's Governor William Scranton waited and waited for other luncheon speakers to finish. When he was finally introduced, Scranton remarked that he had intended to give "a long and rather tedious political speech," but that there was no time now. So he scrapped his prepared text and spoke briefly off the cuff on the need for a vigorous opposition party.

What his audience missed was one of the most sense-making Republican speeches in a long while. Excerpts:

We have not had major political change, or even much evolution,...

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