THE PRESIDENCY: Advance Men Advance

All that was missing from the scene was the distant drum roll and the thwack of the guillotine blade as White House Press Secretary Ron Ziegler briskly announced each day which heads will roll in the President's pruning of the bureaucracy. Last week alone the count of important resignations accepted reached 17, bringing the overall total to nearly 60. Not in memory had a U.S. President made such a clean sweep of his own appointments.

The upper echelons of major departments have been decimated: several are gone from the health sector of HEW;...

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