Nation: Living Up to His Middle Name

Five months after being named United Nations Ambassador, George Wild-man Ball resigned last week to become Hubert Humphrey's chief foreign-policy adviser. There was immediate speculation that at least part of the reason for his precipitate action was disenchantment with Lyndon Johnson's Viet Nam policies. Not so. As the President said, Ball's resignation "has nothing to do with public policy but does have something to do with domestic politics." Ball is plainly aghast at how badly Humphrey is faring in the presidential race, and if there is anything that can make him live up to his middle name, it is...