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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1988
President Reagan says that an independent counsel should be called in to investigate the charges made against Speaker Jim Wright. Is this the same Ronald Reagan whose Administration railed against the appointment of independent counsels to investigate the charges against Oliver North, John Poindexter, Michael Deaver, et al.? HARRY CIMRING Los Angeles
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June 8, 1989 | Roger Simon
Did you see Speaker of the House Jim Wright's emotional farewell address last week? I sure did, and I thought it was the most convincing performance since Richard Nixon said: "I am not a crook." But many of your colleagues were moved! Weren't you moved? I was moved to laugh, giggle, guffaw and throw popcorn at the TV screen. You weren't convinced? I was convinced Jim Wright could make a swell career selling ocean-front property in Nebraska. I am a little confused.
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OPINION
May 28, 1989
The John Mack case is a particularly horrific example of a justice system lacking any semblance of justice. To have smashed a woman's skull in with a hammer, stabbed her in the chest and slit her throat and then serve a little more than two years of prison time is morally reprehensible. Should John Mack have resigned his post as top aide to Speaker of the House Jim Wright? One could reasonably argue that he should never have been there in the first place! In fact, one could even more reasonably argue that he should still be behind bars for the incredibly evil act he perpetrated.
OPINION
May 28, 1989
The John Mack case is a particularly horrific example of a justice system lacking any semblance of justice. To have smashed a woman's skull in with a hammer, stabbed her in the chest and slit her throat and then serve a little more than two years of prison time is morally reprehensible. Should John Mack have resigned his post as top aide to Speaker of the House Jim Wright? One could reasonably argue that he should never have been there in the first place! In fact, one could even more reasonably argue that he should still be behind bars for the incredibly evil act he perpetrated.
NEWS
June 8, 1989 | Roger Simon
Did you see Speaker of the House Jim Wright's emotional farewell address last week? I sure did, and I thought it was the most convincing performance since Richard Nixon said: "I am not a crook." But many of your colleagues were moved! Weren't you moved? I was moved to laugh, giggle, guffaw and throw popcorn at the TV screen. You weren't convinced? I was convinced Jim Wright could make a swell career selling ocean-front property in Nebraska. I am a little confused.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1989
There isn't anything rotten in Denmark, but there sure is in Washington! (Personified by Jim Wright.) Tearfully hiding behind "Caesar's wife beyond reproach" act and under Washington's picture! Pass the envelope please! What a ham. Resign, sir! Go back to Texas and "wright" another book: "Reflections of a Has-Been." GERRY W. WILLIAMS Santa Monica
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