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6—THE NEWS-TELEGRAM, Sulphur Spring*, Tax**, Monday, Novamber 4,1991
eyed as precursor
By the Associated Press
Democratic Sen. Harris Wofforcl
of Pennsylvania struggles to keep
his appointed seat on Tuesday
against a challenge from former
Attorney General Dick Thornburgh.
Mississippi and Kentucky are pick-
ing governors in off-year elections.
The most far-reaching contest
may be the one to limit the tenure of
members of Congress from Wash-
ington state — a measure dial names
no politicians but could affect the
fate of many, including House
Speaker Thomas Foley.
San Francisco, Houston and
Boston are among the big cities
holding mayoral elections, and vot-
ers in Virginia and Pennsylvania will
elect new members of the House.
The Pennsylvania Senate race,
where Wofford has fashioned an
underdog campaign around middle-
class economic issues and support
for national health insurance, and the
Washington ballot question to limit
the terms of the state’s congressional
delegation have drawn the interest of
politicians looking ahead to the 1992
"There’s a great deal of disen-
chantment and frustration about the
economy” in Pennsylvania, where
Wofford has wiped out most or all of
Thornburgh’s 40-point lead in the
polls, said Charlie Black, a former
spokesman for the Republican
National Committee who maintains
close tics to the party.
Senate Majority Leader George
Mitchell, D-Maine, told CNN: “l
think the big winner will be Harris
Wofford and the big loser will be
Even if Wofford loses, Mitchell
said, “the fact that this is a compet-
itive race is a great and devastating
defeat for the policies that the presi-
dent is pursuing."
President Bush, asked about
Mitchell’s comments, said, “Unh-
uh, no. 1 think Dick Thornburgh will
win bccause he deserves to win. I
feel pretty good about that one.”
Wofford, appointed alter the death
of Sen. John Heinz in a plane-heli-
copter collision last spring, is seek-
ing to become the first Democrat
elected to the Senate from Pennsyl-
vania in nearly three decades. He is
a former aide to President Kennedy,-
Bryn Mawr College president and
state labor secretary.
Thornburgh, who served two pop-
ular terms as governor in the 1980s,
resigned from the Cabinet to make
the Senate race.
The term-limitation campaign in
Washington state would fqrce Foley,
a Democrat, and the rest of the
state’s delegation into retirement in
1994 by setting a three-term limit on
House members and a 12-year limit
on congressional service.
Financed largely by a conserva-
tive group based in Washington,
D.C., it has been embraced by many
Republicans as a precurser to a
broader campaign to roust
entrenched Democratic majorities in
the House and Senate.
Opponents of the measure in
Washington state have vowed a
court challenge, and Foley spent the
weekend campaigning against it.
Although term limits have won
voter approval in California and
elsewhere in tne past, Washington’s
initiative would be the first to apply
retroactively to current officehold-
It comes at a particularly awkward
time for incumbents stung by the
controversysover bounced checks at
the House bank and unpaid bills at
the Capitol’s restaurants.
The Mississippi governor’s race
piLs the Democratic incumbent, Ray
Mabus, against Republican Kirk
Fordice. Democrats have held the
governor’s office for more than a
century, but a constitutional change
makes Mabus the first one eligible
to seek a second consecutive term.
He has stressed his commitment to
education reform and no new taxes.
Democrats have controlled the
governor’s office in Kentucky for 24
years, and Lt. Gov. Brereton Jones is
out to extend the suing in a cam-
paign slugfest. His rival in the race
to succeed outgoing Gov. Wallace
Wilkinson is seven-term Rep. Larry
CIA nominee faces
WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert
Gates is headed for virtually certain
confirmation this week as CIA
director, but he faces challenges
and scrutiny in a job that may be
tougher than tire Senate examina-
tion he has undergone for the last 4
If approved by the Senate on
Tuesday, Gates will lake command
of an agency that has become
accustomed to ever-increasing bud
gets, yet now faces cuts of up to 25
percent in the next two to three
The nominee, a career specialist
in Soviet affairs, also will have to
reshape America’s- intelligence
apparatus to focus away from
Moscow’s military and on to
entirely different threats: economic
espionage, terrorism, Third World
And Gates will do all of this
under the eyes of a Congress that
still feels substantial jitters about
“His credibility has been dam
aged,” said Rep. Dave McCurdy,
D-Okla., chairman of the House
Intelligence Committee. “I still
have some doubts,” he said on the
weekend public television pro
gram, “American Interests.”
McCurdy’s Senate counterpart,
Sen. David Boren, D-Okla , was
among Gates’ biggest boosters dur
ing three weeks of hearings before
Boren’s intelligence panel.
But Boren, too, felt compelled to
make extraordinary promises to the
many CIA employees who arc ner-
vous about the return of the former
agency deputy they sec as a callous
and ideological manager.
“If Bob Gates is confirmed, I
intend to hold him accountable and
carefully scrutinize his decisions
and actions to ensure that needed
changes arc made” at die spy agen-
cy, Boren said in a lengthy report
on the nomination.
He promised to protect agency
analysts who came forward to
complain bitterly that Gates had
compromised their professionalism
by dictating hard-line conservative
conclusions to intelligence reports,
regardless of the facts.
“Their careers will not be dis-
rupted,” Boren pledged.
Over the course of lengthy hear
ings, the Senate Intelligence Com-
mittee developed a record that sug-
gested Gates carried heavy bag-
gage from his days as chief agency
analyst, then as lop assistant to
CfA Director William Casey.
Testimony and documents
detailed more than a half-dozen
occasions when Gates was told of
key information about the diver
sion of profits from secret Iranian
arms sales to aid for the
Nicaraguan Contra rebels.
In each instance. Gates claimed
either that he did not remember,
that he viewed the information as
flimsy or that he acted appropriate-
ly. He apologized to the committee
for not having pursuctfcvidcnce of
the scandal more vigorously.
More damaging was the testimo
ny of analysts who said Gates sys-
tematically “cooked the books” on
intelligence estimates to match the
hardline views of the Soviet Union
held by Casey and President Rea-
Gates selectively rebutted some
of the charges, but the committee’s
final report noted that he “did not
squarely address all of the allega-
tions,” including onc^hat he mis-
led the Senate Foreign Relations
Committee in 1987 tesUmony.
Prediction f rom the past
George Bush is pictured here in a file photo taken when he was observers said was the beginning of his campaign for next year's
campaigning for the presidency three years ago. Last week, Bush took presidential race. Here, he is pictured with a cheerleader from
aim at Congress and the Democratic Party in what some political Shawnee High School in Lima, Ohio, during a rally conducted there.
Gonzalez marks 30th anniversary of election
- SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Rep.
Henry B. Gonzalez,; a maverick
when he was elected 30 years ago
today, is still proqd to be called a .
"TcJfeaHy be a liberal is one'of
the greatest honors I could have ever
thrown my way,” Gonzalez says.
Elected to the House Nov. 4,
1961, Gonzalez was the first Mcxi
can-American from Texas to serve
Since then, he has raised die ire of
liberals and conservatives alike. But
the 75-ycar-old San Antonio Demo-
in fine form
MANILA, Philippines (AP)
Former first lady Imclda Marcos
returned today to a rousing welcome
nearly six years after a populace that
considered her and her late husband
corrupt despots drove them and their
untold riches into exile.
Mis. Marcos, 61, told supporters
she had come home to unite the
country and vindicate her husband,
who died in exile in Hawaii in 1989.
She was all emotion and moxic, at
ond point leading supporters in song
at a news conference.
The government says President
Ferdinand Marcos and his flamboy-
ant wife stole up to $10 billion from
the Philippine [staple during his 20-
“Your srrfiles.Wiped away my
pains and frnstatioys,” Mr;. Marcos
said after aHuong on a chartered
Boeing 747 from Hawaii with 250
supporters, staff and journalists.
“My countrymen, 1 came home
not to light,” she told supporters
outside, the luxurious Philippine
Plaza I lotcl, where she is occupying
the $2,000 a-nighl Imperial Suite.
Hotel staff said Mrs Marios had
booked about 60 other rooms lor a
week and paid in advance
Crowds cheered, "Imclda, Imel-
da" and surged to catch a glimpse.
Mrs. Marcos laces nine tax fraud
and other charges in connection with
allegations she and her husband pil-
laged the treasury before their
February 1986 exile in the “people
power” revolution. ,
Police said Mrs. Marcos would be
arrested if she did not report and
post bond by Wednesday.
crat is quick to point out that his rep-
utation remains spotless.
“I walked through the mud of San
Antonio politics. 1 walked through
the mud of state politics in Austin.
And for 30 years. I’ve walked
through the mud in Washington,
D.C., and I still haven't gotten the
tips of my shoes dirty," Gonzalez
Gonzalez, commonly known as
Henry B„ has earned a reputation as
a shrewd politician.„
His service on the San Antonio
City Council and in the Texas Sen-
ate led to the House, where he is
chairman of the Banking Commit
Gonzalez claims credit for boosts
to San Antonio’s military bases and
legislation that has helped the pcxir.
He also remains m touch with his
“This office has to be as accessi-
ble to the people as this telephone,”
Gonzalez said in a recent interview
with the San Antonio Express-
News, pointing to the instrument
atop his desk and next to a sign
announcing: “Sc Habla Ingles.”
'ikit Gonzalez has his critics jn
Washington, where he is viewed as
a loner and-maverick, even by some
of his colleagues in the Texas dele-
gation. Some members went to Rep.
Jack Brooks, D-Beaumont, dean of
the delegation,'earlier this year to
complain that Gonzalez was not
cooperating on various legislation.
Brooks avoided an intradelegation
squabble by convincing the others
that it was in their interest not to
challenge the occasionally stubborn
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