On The Grapevine

Avoiding combat. For Pat Robertson, March 8 marks not only Super Tuesday but also the date his libel suit against Pete McCloskey is scheduled to go to trial. Robertson is suing McCloskey for claiming that he sought help from his father Senator A. Willis Robertson to avoid combat duty in Korea. A review of evidence collected by McCloskey's lawyers reveals that Robertson may be in for a blitzkrieg of bad publicity. Several fellow Marine officers corroborate McCloskey's claim, and a letter from Robertson's father to Marine General Lemuel Shepherd expresses his pleasure that Pat "will get more training before engaging in...

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