MICHIGAN: Crummy & Cloistered

With the air of an unwilling valetudinarian, Michigan's handsome, boot-jawed Governor Kim Sigler got up to speak before the Economics Club of Detroit. Everybody in the ballroom of the Book-Cadillac Hotel knew that he would be operated on the next day for an ailing gall bladder.

"I have no fears about this thing," he began diffidently. "When your number is up—well, your number is up. So I am going to speak frankly to you." Then well-dressed Governor Sigler (he has 43 suits plus a morning coat) kept his promise.

"The office of governor of Michigan," he said, "is now the crummiest...

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