More a Ladle Than a Knife

More a Ladle Than a Knife Weinberger's performance at the Pentagon earns poor reviews

It was the quintessential performance by a supremely confident yet self-effacing man, ever gracious in manner, polite in speech, but implacably stubborn. As Senator after Senator fired questions at him, Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger coolly presented the Administration's case for the MX missile before the Armed Services Committee last week. Never once did Weinberger lose his temper or raise his voice. And no matter how heated the interrogation, Weinberger did not budge a millimeter from his position. "Once his mind is made up, he is impossible to...

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