THE VICE PRESIDENCY: Is Spiro Agnew Necessary?

Vice President Spiro Agnew scanned a newspaper article critical of him, angrily tossed it aside and noted somewhat bitterly: "If I followed the advice of all my critics, I'd still be in Baltimore." Indeed, there are many who would like to see the Vice President back in Baltimore again—some of them among Richard Nixon's inner circle. Since he reached the high mark of his popularity with Republican pols on the give-'em-hell fund-raising circuit a year ago, Agnew has fallen to such low esteem that there has been open talk for weeks about...

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