The Presidency: All Around the Park

The President of the U.S. looked rested—maybe a little bit heftier around the middle, but with far smaller bags beneath his eyes. He went out of his way to be solicitous of his staff. He was, quite frankly, resentful of reports (TIME, Nov. 20) that many staffers wanted out from under the pressures that he put upon them. He noted that Aide Jack Valenti, who he once said "gets up with me every morning," now does not arrive at the White House until nearly 9 a.m. He let it be known that his...

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