PERSONALITY: The Reluctant Dragoon

Few people in Washington are more uncomfortable these days than House Speaker Carl Bert Albert, the "Little Giant" from Bug Tussle, Okla. It is he who set in motion the proceedings that could lead to the impeachment of Richard Nixon. It is he who stands next in line of succession to the presidency until Congress confirms House Minority Leader Gerald R. Ford as Vice President. For many politicians, those would be heady circumstances, but Albert relishes neither role. He wants Ford to be confirmed "as quickly as possible," and he fervently hopes, "for the country's sake," that Nixon will...

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