WASHINGTON — From a sales standpoint, the Tower Commission's report on the Iran- contra scandal ranks somewhere between the federal budget and a government pornography study.
John Pearson, who manages the largest of three Government Printing Office bookstores in Washington, said the Tower report has been selling briskly since it was made public Thursday, although not as well as the President's fiscal 1988 budget proposal did last month.
"I wouldn't compare it with the budget at all," he said. "But it's much better than the Meese Commission report on pornography," issued by Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III last July.
Pearson said he had sold 2,000 copies of the 290-page paperback Tower report, at $14 a copy, by Friday morning. The two other area stores reported combined sales of about 700 books.