The Nation: Shakedown Cruise for the Carter Crew

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Shakedown Cruise for the Carter Crew

It was a kind of shakedown cruise—shakier at times, perhaps, than Jimmy Carter might have wished. But it accomplished the general purposes the President-elect had in mind. For the first time, Carter last week assembled his top aides, Cabinet nominees and other upper-echelon appointees, giving them a chance to get to know each other and to begin wrestling with the problems they will inherit on Jan. 20.

Tax Cuts. The setting for the gathering was a world apart from the now familiar rusticity of Plains: Musgrove...

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