The Administration: Finch's Quandary

I don't really feel that I've lost any equity. Our relationship isn't built that way. We've been through lots of wars before, and we both realize that you don't win them all.

Robert Finch, as he himself insists, may not have lost any equity with Richard Nixon. But their 20-year relationship has become strained. Yielding to pressure from the potent American Medical Association last month, the President humiliated the Health, Education and Welfare Secretary by failing to support his choice of Boston Physician John Knowles for a top department post. Bowing to his supporters in the South, Nixon later allowed Administration...

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