The States: The Governors Speak

New York's Governor Nelson Rockefeller spoke of a "Just Society." California's Ronald Reagan envisioned a "Creative Society." Michigan's George Romney urged a "Generation of Progress." Minnesota's newly elected Republican Governor Harold Le Vander declared that it was time to embark on a "Decade of Decision." And so it went —on and on. Amid pomp and fripperies, snappy slogans and roseate rhetoric, Governors in every section of the U.S. stood up last week to deliver the season's inaugural addresses, state-of-the-state speeches, and legislative-launching talks.

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