THE VICE-PRESIDENCY: In a Position to Help

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In Suite 361 of the Senate Office Building, Vice President Richard Nixon was working on a bulky folder of business letters when the intercom buzzed. Nixon picked up the phone, heard the receptionist announce from an outer office: "Governor Adams on red." Nixon pushed the red button: "Yes, Sherm?" Came the dry voice of White House Staff Chief Sherman Adams: "Can you come down here soon?" Replied Nixon: "Yes." Asked Adams, with an uncharacteristic note of urgency: "Could you come right away?" "Sure," said Nixon. "Fine," said Adams—and the telephone...

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