The Press: Is Ron a Ziegler?

Press Secretary Ron Nessen's face shone brightly the day he took over the White House briefings and announced, "I'm a Ron, but not a Ziegler." But after 2% strenuous months and an exhausting presidential jaunt to Asia, an exasperated Nessen was displaying Ziegler-like ways, including rare press conferences, sour exchanges with reporters and bombastic language inflating the achievements of his boss. The White House press was beginning to wonder out loud, "How long can Nessen last?" Then, last week, Nessen admitted his errors and promised to improve.

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