Alabama: Wallace's Pottage

Alabama's Governor George Corley Wallace, who regards himself as the very prototype of the Southern statehouse segregationist, was bitterly attacked last week as a "liberalizer" and was defeated by that grand old Southern political device, the filibuster.

This upside-down political cake was baked by Wallace's ambition to run as the conservative candidate for the presidency in 1968. To further this aim, he decided, he would need a second term as Governor (TIME, Oct. 8). Summoning his usually docile legislature into special session, Wallace introduced a bill to repeal a 64-year-old clause in...

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