Nation: The President Giveth and Taketh Away

Probably no one is better able to testify to the frustrating, mostly unrewarding burden of the vice presidency than Hubert Humphrey, who served the most demanding—some would say tyrannical—President of modern times, Lyndon Johnson. In a relaxed interview last week with TIME Correspondent Leo Janos, Humphrey, now teaching at the University of Minnesota and Macalester College, explained his seeming subservience to L.B.J. and offered some insights into Spiro Agnew's behavior:

IT'S like being naked in the middle of a blizzard with no one to even offer you a match to keep you warm—that's the vice presidency. You are trapped, vulnerable and alone,...

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