"How do you like our weather?" a British newsman piped up as flashbulbs popped and dignitaries shook hands. Replied Vice President Richard Nixon, who with Wife Pat had arrived in London in a foul fog on a four-day good-will trip to Britain: "We have fog in San Francisco and smog in Los Angeles, so it's a lot like California weather." At once London's Daily Mail reported that Nixon had "managed to make everyone feel that he would have been deeply disappointed if it had been a clear day."

Technically speaking, Nixon was visiting...

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