Congress: Tasting His Own Medicine

Tasting His Own Medicine

So frequently and dramatically has Democratic Congressman Les Aspin of Wisconsin zigzagged on key issues -- voting funds for Nicaragua's contras last year, for example, after opposing such aid in early 1986 -- that one Hill wag has taken to asking, "Is Aspin having a liberal week or a conservative week?" When Democrats convened for the start of the 100th Congress, Aspin had a bad week: his party caucus voted 130 to 124 to oust him as chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, the job he won in an upset two years ago when he leaped over several more senior...

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