All week Richard Nixon went steadily about the task of being considerably more than a Vice President but substantially less than a President. Again he presided at meetings of the National Security Council and the Cabinet; every day he visited the White House executive offices to confer with presidential aides on day-to-day business; pointedly he announced that the Eisenhower team was carrying on cooperatively without any sign of "internal disputes and jealousies." Time and again he waved away questions on politics, insisting that he would not discuss the political situation until the President is back on the job. But steadily...

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