THE PRESIDENCY: Pied Piper on the Potomac

The tax messiah hit Washington last week. His message was the same: cut. But its meaning was not as easy to absorb in the capital as it was when delivered back in the sunny precincts of California. That, of course, is an old story along the Potomac.

Howard Jarvis was given a five-hour tour of Capitol Hill by California's senior Senator, Alan Cranston, a proud liberal who had opposed Jarvis' heretical Proposition 13. At one point, as Jarvis surveyed the federal splendors, Idaho's Senator Frank Church, the Snake River Valley's unabashed advocate of activist government, leaped up from his salmon and...

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