Newswatch Thomas Griffith: Adversaries or Willing Victims

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If David Stockman survives in the Reagan Administration, it probably won't be because of the damage-limiting support he got from two conservative newspaper columnists. On David Brinkley's new ABC show, George F. Will predicted that "Stockman will come out of this as an enhanced asset" because the man who could testify one way to Congress and talk another way to a journalist friend who quoted him in the Atlantic Monthly had shown himself "open to evidence." Try telling that to a Congressman whose vote turned on believing Stockman's knowing deceptions the first time around. Or consider the reaction of...

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