Letting George do It: George P. Schultz

Reagan's new team member is calm, cool and Washington-wise

Reagan's new team member is calm, cool and Washington-wise

It was not so much what the witness said, but the way he said it that impressed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. In eleven hours of questioning over two days, he was outwardly calm, almost serene. His replies came quickly, in crisp, even tones. They were terse, sometimes merely a clipped "Yes" to senatorial inquiries that were often more speech than question. He had two bulging briefcases at his feet, but never once reached into them to search for a paper that would provide an...

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