The Vice Presidency: Agnew Unleashed

The White House protests, perhaps too much, that Spiro Agnew is not "on a leash." that he does not have to clear his speeches with headquarters. If that accurately reflects the Agnew-Nixon relationship, it would seem to be one of the stronger arguments for censorship.

During last fall's campaign, the gaffes that made Agnew the household word that he said he wasn't ("fat Jap," "when you've seen one slum you've seen them all." et al.) were off-the-cuff blunders. These days his atrocities are premeditated. He seems unable to help it. The left, intellectuals, protesters, Democrats, just aren't his kind of...

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