Payoff, Hike!

A fumble for Clements

Shortly before Bill Clements took office as Governor of Texas in January, he named a Dallas clergyman as his staff adviser on matters of morality. The appointment was unusual but not all that surprising: Clements has talked a lot about morality.

A wealthy Republican businessman who served as Governor from 1979 to 1983, Clements regained the office last November from Democrat Mark White, partly by accusing him of duplicity. As chairman of the board of governors of Southern Methodist University, a post he gave up when he took office in Austin, Clements assailed the S.M.U. system for permitting wealthy boosters to...