THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: Silence as a Statement


There are important changes now occurring in the chemistry of Watergate.

Richard Nixon's new low in the Gallup and Harris polls is only a national manifestation of what has been cropping out on a smaller scale across the nation. At first, back in January when the weekly Penny Press of Peoria, 111. (Nixon's favorite political town) took a sample that showed 51% wanted the President impeached, White House aides could hardly contain their disbelief and contempt. It is apparent now that Peoria was not a freak.

In four months, the share of people...

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