Nation: Short Goodbye

George Wallace barks again

Last month Alabama Governor George Wallace secluded himself in a cottage on the Gulf Coast and decided that he had no desire to live among the "pointy-headed bureaucrats" in Washington. So he withdrew from the scramble for the Senate seat held by retiring John Sparkman.

It looked as if ole George was leaving politics after 16 years as the self-styled message-bearer of disaffected Americans. His longtime sparring partners in the press wrote smug political obituaries. Said the New York Times: "His were the resentful people, who wave flags and are frightened by those who look 'different.' " The Washington...

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