Nation: A Brahmin for Justice

With a sense of noblesse oblige

In a startling analogy for a Republican, Attorney General-designate William French Smith, 63, said last week that he would like to enjoy the same relationship with Ronald Reagan that Bobby Kennedy had with his brother John. Indeed, Smith, who has been Reagan's attorney for 15 years and handles his business affairs, is almost as close as a brother to the President-elect. Claiming that the post-Watergate barriers erected between the President and the Attorney General are too restrictive, Smith wants an "easier" relationship. Says he: "J.F.K. and R.F.K. didn't have any crises, and I would hope that...

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