Time Essay: An Awful Lot of Lawyers Involved

John W. Dean III, being of a tidy turn of mind, decided at one point to draw up a list of the names of Watergate figures who, in his opinion, had broken the law. They numbered 15, and so many of them shared a common characteristic that Dean marked down next to each of these names a star. Senator Herman Talmadge last week asked what the stars meant. Said Dean: "Just my first reaction—[that] there certainly are an awful lot of lawyers involved here. So I put a little asterisk beside each lawyer."—"Any significance...

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