A NEW ADMINISTRATION TAKES SHAPE

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THE men suggest cool competence I rather than passion or brilliance. They are problem solvers rather than idea brokers. They span the Republican midsection from the moderate progressives to the responsible conservatives, stopping short of ideological extremes. They are mostly affluent, some in the millionaire bracket, but they earned their money rather than inheriting it. There are no blooded patricians in the lot, just strivers who have acted out the middle-class dream. Thus, as much as any dozen individuals can, Richard Nixon's new Cabinet members mirror the qualities of their boss, of the campaign he waged, of the...

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