Standing Tall

The capital is all agog at the new Attorney General's outspoken honesty and toughness

When U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno was a young woman, so the story goes, she arrived one day at the family home near Florida's Everglades to find blood on the steps and a note on the door. "Don't go in," the note warned. "Dangerous alligator inside." No big deal, Reno's brother Bob told her: their mother, an alligator wrestler from way back, had been bitten while trying to cram a four-footer into a crate for shipment to the London Zoo. Mom was at the hospital having her hand sewn up. Janet and Bob found the offending alligator in the fireplace and,...

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