Allen's Allies

Friends throw him a lunch

It was part pep rally, part gesture of defiance. One day last week, 415 friends of embattled National Security Adviser Richard Allen gathered for a $30-a-per-son lunch in his honor at Washington's Mayflower Hotel. Master of Ceremonies Edwin Feulner, president of the Heritage Foundation, praised Allen as "a beacon of hope and light for all of us."

M. Stanton Evans, a contributing editor of Human Events magazine, drew cheers when he noted that Allen had not joined "the George Bush apparatus" in the 1980 G.O.P. primaries, and added about...

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