Among the inmates of Washington's government-media complex, curiosity stirs. Baron has his share of friends and allies. One ultimate-insider type, however, told me he was surprised by what seemed to be a degree of apprehension. Delphic, he would not elaborate.
Fear of the unknown? Then again, it might be an outer-directed community preparing to confront Emerson's self-invented man. In intellectual terms, there was nothing clubbable about Emerson.
SEE "MR. BARON GOES TO WASHINGTON" HERE for Peter Kadzis's off-the-top-of-his-head version of this story, written the day Baron's Globe exit was announced.
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