The Nation: What If...

Whatever the outcome of the case lodged against him, the indictment of John Connally in the milk-fund scandal last week inspired a small shudder in Washington, a fear for what might have been. So much has happened in the past nine months that it is almost forgotten that Richard Nixon's first choice to succeed Spiro Agnew as his Vice President was not Gerald Ford but Connally. To contemplate the indictment of the Vice President, or even merely the suspicion of charges aired, in the same week that articles of impeachment were voted against...

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