Getting Bushwhacked

Bush to Michigan: DROP DEAD, read the headline over the lead editorial in the Detroit News. Scoffed Connecticut's Republican Senator Lowell Weicker: "This sounded more like the concerns of a Congressman from Houston than the Vice President of the U.S."

The critical comments about George Bush last week were triggered by his clumsy jitterbug over whether plummeting oil prices were endangering America's national security and financial health. The furor followed him throughout his ten-day visit to Saudi Arabia and three other Arab nations. Although his Administration supporters tried to quiet the political uproar, Bush's potential rivals for the 1988 nomination helped...

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