The Law: The Little American

"I'm a conservative Republican who hasn't approved of any conservative Republican in years because most conservative Republicans aren't conservative enough for me." So says John J. Wilson, 72, who knows his own mind and does not hesitate to speak it. The habit can get him into trouble, as it did last week when he intemperately referred to Hawaii Senator Daniel Inouye as "that little Jap." When incredulous reporters double-checked the remark,* Wilson refused to retract it. "That's just the way I speak," he said. Then, as though Inouye's citizenship were somehow different...

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