THE PRESIDENCY: Ain't I Lucky?

The President's daily schedule of appointments is usually pretty dull: a conveyor belt of officials and politicians who pass through his office at intervals between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. and dump their problems and requests on his desk. One day last week President Eisenhower got a welcome surprise when Lynda Widerberg, a pretty blonde in a soft blue organdy dress, walked into his office and announced, "I was going to kiss you."

Ike was delighted. "Well, why don't you?" he shot back. And with that he picked up three-year-old Lynda and kissed her. Then, beaming, he turned to greet...

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