Nation: According to John

After he was elected mayor of New York City as a fusion candidate of the Republican and Liberal parties in 1965, John Vliet Lindsay pledged a nonpartisan administration. Republican Nelson Rockefeller could have used some cam paign support from the mayor in last year's gubernatorial race, but Lindsay blandly observed that his office was above politics and for the most part kept his silence.

Last week, however, as the pollsters reported in with ever brighter portents for the G.O.P., Lindsay suddenly became quite vocal. Visiting Washington for a meeting of the President's Commission on...

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