The Presidency: Why Meese Should Leave

Why Meese Should Leave

Ed Meese makes a lovely target. Broad and a bit blubbery, trusting and more than a shade bumbling, the Attorney General is planted firmly atop the disintegrating ramparts of the Reagan Administration. He is the last centurion of the far right who stands out there, his banner still thrust high.

Meese believes he can defy history. He still does not quite understand what he has done wrong, how he has transgressed. His voice over the telephone is cheery. "If you ask people around the country what it is that Ed Meese did wrong, few could tell you," he insists, booming into...

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