Al Haig: Embattled In The Boardroom

For many Americans, the image is indelible: Soon after President Reagan was struck by John Hinckley's bullet in 1981, Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig commandeered a White House stage and declared: "I am in control here." Haig's associates complain that television reports deleted the rest of his sentence: ". . . pending return of the Vice-President." But for many who witnessed the event, it was a jarring display of the legendary Haig ego.

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