The Return of Mr. Fix-It

If he were in trouble and had just one phone call to make, Ronald Reagan was once asked, whom would he dial? He answered unhesitatingly with two words: Ed Meese. So it was hardly surprising last week that Reagan, facing the most serious crisis of his presidency, would turn to his longtime confidant, political protector and general cleanup man, Edwin Meese. "I think we're now getting back to the old Ed Meese," says Ed Salzman, publisher of the Golden State Report and a veteran Meese watcher, "the guy who kept Reagan out of trouble."

Since he became Attorney General in February...

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