There He Goes Again

Watt's latest blunder may cost him his job

Most political figures try to avoid controversy. Some have controversy thrust upon them. But Interior Secretary James G. Watt does things differently. He thrusts himself upon controversy with the fervor of an ancient Roman hurling himself on his own sword.

The zealous Westerner impaled himself again last week, in a way that drew angry stirrings from Congress and renewed pressure for Watt's resignation. The occasion was a breakfast meeting of some 200 U.S. Chamber of Commerce lobbyists in Washington, D.C. Watt was talking about a five-member commission that he had appointed at...

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