Columnists: Tilting at Rumor Mills

For weeks, newsmen had been hearing rumors that Nelson Rockefeller's second marriage was on the skids and that he had a new romantic interest. Rumors of that sort trail almost any well-known politician, but this one seemed particularly persistent, perhaps because of the recollection of the Governor's rather abrupt divorce, and remarriage in 1963. The item appeared in print in a few places, but without Rockefeller's name. Then last week, with Rocky out of the race, Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson added the name.

A bit self-righteously, they announced they were printing it only because so many people had asked...

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