The Nation: The Republocrats

President Nixon seldom makes house calls. But last week he boarded Air Force One at his Key Biscayne retreat to fly 1,500 miles for a Texas hoe-down at the ranch of his treasured Treasury Secretary, John Connally. For the President even to consider such an odyssey is firm reinforcement of Connally's towering stature in Washington. Indeed, it was Connally who carried the President's wreath of carnations and cornflowers to the Abraham Lincoln catafalque on which J. Edgar Hoover lay in state last week. That and the splashy Texas party left no doubt as...

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