The Watts Solution

Republicans want to show that they care. J.C. Watts is their man or the moment

Republicans are still a bit hazy about what message voters sent them in the election. But they know what their response is: J.C. Watts. Born to the first black policeman in Eufaula, Okla., and dressed as a child in just two pairs of jeans (the "good pair" had patches), Watts is the first African American to become a Republican leader in the House. The third-term Congressman, now clad in closely tailored suits and ostrich-skin boots, was elected chairman of the Republican Conference and in that role will help carry the Republican message to the world. The Oklahoman introduces diversity to a...

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