Nation: Having It Both Ways

THE Republican congressional leaders were waiting at the Cabinet table when President Nixon walked in. He took his center seat, looked them over and went straight to the point: "Is there anyone here who thinks I ought to veto the education bill?"

They had advised him earlier to let this bill slide into law without his signature and now he was asking them about a veto —a veto on education funds, with school opening just weeks away in an election year. They laughed. But Mr. Nixon persisted, "Does anyone?" Presidential Counsellor Bryce Harlow raised...

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