The Quirky Supply Sider Who's Shaping Tax PolicyRichard S. Dunham
William V. Roth Jr., the Senate Finance Committee's new chairman, hardly cuts an imposing figure. An introvert known for his quirks--he campaigned last year in the constant company of his two Saint Bernards, Hagar the Horrible and Thor-Tsunami--the 74-year-old Delaware Republican has rarely captured the limelight during his 25 years in the Senate. No wonder Capitol Hill wags are dismissing him as a caretaker chairman who will be the lapdog of Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.).
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