The White House: R.S.V.P.: Pat and Dick


"Enjoy this house," the host told his guests with a grand gesture of welcome. Almost before his hand was down, a Congressman was testing the springs in the Lincoln bed, the Vice President was ogling the elegance of the Queens' Bedroom, and a gaggle of Capitol Hill wives was oohing over the array of gifts garnered during the President's recent trip to Europe. "If I'd known it was this lovely," confessed Eugene McCarthy, peeking into a rarely seen family room of the White House, "I would have worked harder."

The Senator's awe was shared by nearly everyone else the...

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