THE PRESIDENCY: Come Rain, Come Shine

As Corsica came up on the radar screen of the President's Boeing jet, some 5½ hours out of a refueling stop at Goose Bay, the President's pilot got a discouraging report. Not only was Rome getting the rain promised on his long-range forecast, but the storm was worse than expected. Minutes later Colonel William Draper was cautiously circling Rome's Ciampino Airport. Then, assured of a minimum ceiling, he made his instrument approach, splashed to a smooth landing, and pulled up just twelve minutes behind schedule in front of a cluster of Italian...

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