THE PRESIDENCY: A Vital Capacity

For 13 minutes and ten seconds, the U.S. and the world hung upon what was said, shortly after 9 a.m. of a sunny Florida day, in the bachelor officers' quarters of the U.S. Naval Base at Key West. Behind a steel table stood the President, looking a bit thin about the face and neck, but tanned and healthy. "First of all," he said to the reporters, "the doctor tells me that what he calls my vital capacity is very much improved. I don't know

the meaning of the term so there's no use asking...

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