The Man with the Golden Arm

How the President kept the title of Great Persuader

Senator Edward Zorinsky rode the private elevator up to the living quarters on the second floor of the Executive Mansion. He had refused to accept even a phone call from the President last month before his vote against the AWACS sale at a meeting of the Foreign Relations Committee. "I didn't want to get caught with the Gipper in the locker room at half time," he explained. But now the Nebraska Democrat was prepared to discuss the issue. He settled into one of the comfortable...

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