The Presidency: Scowcroft's Concerns

Scowcroft's Concerns

The old mahogany table in the Senate Caucus Room over which Joe McCarthy glowered at imagined Reds and Bobby Kennedy threw his darts at Jimmy Hoffa and Sam Ervin dispensed his country wisdom to the Watergate bunglers has been dismantled and stored away.

Have to have a bigger table to handle the Iran investigation. Everything is bigger. Instead of a dozen Senators listening to the witnesses, there will be 26 members from both Senate and House special committees. And so carpenters are hammering together a two-tiered, angled estrade out of used plywood that will be felted and draped in burgundy for...

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