Bygones; Let us now praise old enemies

Let us now praise old enemies

"He was not always my biggest fan," George Bush deadpanned to the black-tie crowd of 400 in the capital's cavernous Sheraton Washington Hotel. That was one of many understatements that the keynote speaker delicately delivered in his tribute to a man who, above all else, was not given to understatement. The Vice President, eager to defuse the lingering ultraconservative hostility that could block his presidential ambitions for 1988, bravely forayed into the far- right corner of the lion's den last week to honor the memory of William Loeb, the late publisher of New Hampshire's Manchester Union Leader. No puller of punches,...

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