THE VICE PRESIDENCY: Agnew Takes on the Justice Department

Chin up, eyes level, voice resonant with righteous indignation, Spiro Agnew sent his tormentors a message last week: "I am innocent of the charges against me. I will not resign if indicted, I will not resign if indicted!" His audience, a national convention of Republican women in Los Angeles, erupted in wild applause, cheering and cries of "Right on!," and some even danced on tables. The message, carried nationwide on TV, got across: any reports that the Vice President of the U.S. was about to...

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