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June 8, 1989 | WILLIAM J. EATON, Times Staff Writer
A Republican Party official, accused of attempting to smear House Speaker Thomas S. Foley by innuendo in a widely circulated memo, resigned Wednesday amid a bipartisan backlash and President Bush's description of the document as "disgusting." Mark W. Goodin, director of communications for the Republican National Committee, admitted using "extraordinarily bad judgment" but said he acted without the knowledge or approval of his boss, GOP National Chairman Lee Atwater. But Ron Brown, head of the Democratic National Committee, called on the President to demand Atwater's resignation on grounds that a single staff aide could not take the entire blame for a Republican Party "up to its knees in sewer-style politics."
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June 8, 1989 | WILLIAM J. EATON, Times Staff Writer
A Republican Party official, accused of attempting to smear House Speaker Thomas S. Foley by innuendo in a widely circulated memo, resigned Wednesday amid a bipartisan backlash and President Bush's description of the document as "disgusting." Mark W. Goodin, director of communications for the Republican National Committee, admitted using "extraordinarily bad judgment" but said he acted without the knowledge or approval of his boss, GOP National Chairman Lee Atwater. But Ron Brown, head of the Democratic National Committee, called on the President to demand Atwater's resignation on grounds that a single staff aide could not take the entire blame for a Republican Party "up to its knees in sewer-style politics."
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