I'M going to mention two words to you," a TV reporter told pedestrians in downtown Atlanta. "You tell me what they mean. The words are: Spiro Agnew."

"It's some kind of disease," said one man.

"It's some kind of egg," ventured another.

"He's a Greek who owns that shipbuilding firm," declared a third.

Richard Nixon's choice as running mate would not have batted an eye. "Spiro Agnew," admitted Spiro T. Agnew last week, "is not a household word." Anonymity may indeed have been one of the strongest factors in his selection...

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