The First Lady: Pat's Bandwagon

Poised and cheerful, the slim blonde with the conventional coiffure and decorous hemline managed to look at home among miniskirted girls with their long hair and longer legs, and boys sporting whiskers and peace emblems. One bushy-jawed college student could not resist giving his guest a respectful buss. Clearly pleased, Pat Nixon reported the obvious: "The beard tickled."

Pat Nixon? What ever happened to the matron in the Republican cloth coat, the silent partner in the Nixon marriage who never appeared quite comfortable as the wife of a public man? She has got to the point of enjoying flattering headlines and...

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