THE ADMINISTRATION: It Was a Highly Unusual Situation

The incident was brief and unimportant, in a week filled with other presidential news, but it gave the nation a rare glimpse of Richard Nixon, the man, reacting to the accumulated strains of many months. There was the President, striding up the ramp toward the Rivergate convention center in New Orleans, pursued by a cluster of reporters and TV cameramen. Suddenly, his face contorted in a burst of anger, he turned on his press secretary, Ronald Ziegler, who was following him. He seized Ziegler roughly by both shoulders, spun him round, and...

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