The Administration: Name in the Game

As State Department men tell it, White House staffers play a game they call "Frontier." The first player starts off by naming a plausible shift in New Frontier personnel—like "Bundy for Rusk." The man whose turn is next must come up with a reasonable candidate for the displaced person's job—as in "Rusk for Stevenson." A player must drop out of the game if he comes up with a patently implausible shift—such as "Stevenson for McNamara." It is remarkable how often the game starts off with Secretary of State Dean Rusk as the first to be replaced.

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