Nation: Nixon: The Beach and the Budget

TECHNICALLY it was a "working visit to the Western White House," but there was a leisurely air to President Nixon's stay in San Clemente last week. The California sun deepened the presidential tan, and his spirits seemed to lift by several degrees. He piloted his fringe-topped golf cart, dubbed Cushman One, through the cool morning mist from his home to the office complex. He left his desk in midafternoon to stroll on his beloved beach, where the waves break far out and roll in parallel white lines to the shore. After the long and...

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