A Senator And Old Friend Delivers A Stern Sermon

If there is anything the White House should have learned from the most searing scandals of recent history, it is to listen warily to the Senate Chamber--for that is where it is likely to hear the ominous rumble of truth. In Watergate it came in early 1974, when conservative Senator James L. Buckley called for Richard Nixon's resignation, starting the massive Republican defection that ultimately destroyed him. For the defiant and powerful Republican Senator Bob Packwood, it came in 1993, when freshman Democrat Patty Murray, speaking in a tremulous voice that barely carried to the galleries, found the words that moved...

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