It has become a government of men fighting for their personal honor and political survival.
There is no personality or cause larger than themselves to hold the Nixon Administration together. It lies exhausted, humiliated and frightened beside the Potomac, a fragmented landscape of individual baronies, each building its own ramparts and reordering its own life. Perhaps the President can put it back together, but the task is immense.
Because Spiro Agnew is the object of criminal inquiries he has been separated more than ever from the Nixon White House operation, if that is possible. Even before the Maryland trouble developed, one...