The Senate: Nixon's Champion

"I want to be resourceful," says Senator Robert Dole, 46. After last week, none of his colleagues doubts that he is. Seeking to seize the initiative on the peace issue, the Kansas conservative pulled off a legislative coup that left the Democrats dumbfounded. Aware that Senators J. William Fulbright and Charles Mathias were planning to propose the repeal of the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, he stole the issue out from under the doves by offering it himself. Fulbright was outraged by the theft and voted against the repeal because the manner in which it was offered was "meaningless."...

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