Investigations: Off Again

The off-again, on-again Bobby Baker hearings before the Senate Rules Committee were off again. Democratic Committee Chairman Everett Jordan, who had staved off further Baker sessions through Election Day, adjourned the committee again—this time until Congress reconvenes next month.

So far, about all Jordan has proved is that he will never be any great shakes as a Senate investigator. In hearings only last week, Jordan actually forgot that he was chairman of the committee, cleared his throat and began: "Er, Mr. Chairman ..." A further example of general ineptness came when the...

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