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Former Sen. Alan Dixon's Memoir Provides Unvarnished Story

ďGenerally speaking, my political career was built on goodwill and accommodation,Ē Al says. And so, when Alís good will and accommodation bring him to vote to confirm Clarence Thomas for a seat on the Supreme Court, his luck runs out and his party chooses Carol Moseley Braun to run for Alís seat. Al goes home to southern Illinois.

And thatís what happened to Al.

Randolph Walerius is an analyst for the CQ Roll Call Washington Securities Briefing.

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