THE ADMINISTRATION: The New Washington

"Yahoo!" whooped Robert Byrd, the Senate majority leader. Standing on the dais in a crowded Washington banquet room, the usually dour West Virginia Democrat tore off his dinner jacket, rolled up his sleeves, picked up a fiddle and began sawing away. Some 1,300 hand-clapping, foot-stomping guests at the Washington Press Club's annual salute to Congress followed him through rousing choruses of Rye Whiskey, Cumberland Gap and the new Administration's anthem, Amazing Grace. "My word," cried one amused Senator, South Carolina's Fritz Hollings, "they're going to have us all born again!"

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