SEQUELS: Frankie Victorious

When Frank Sinatra publicly insulted Washington Post Columnist Maxine Cheshire with a mouthful of four-letter words and two dollar bills on the eve of President Nixon's Inauguration (TIME, Feb. 5), many proper people in the capital were appalled. Nixon himself, according to one source, was livid, feeling that the incident had "besmirched his Inauguration."

There were two immediate predictions as to the consequences: 1) that the uproar would jeopardize Frankie's friendship with his chief political patron, Vice President Spiro Agnew; 2) that the friendship might jeopardize Agnew's ties with his own patron,...

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