THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: Nixon: Steady as He Goes

THE PRESIDENCY

He is Richard Nixon the Durable.

Ohio Republican Congressman Sam Devine, a former Columbus prosecutor, was on the yacht Sequoia with the President and eight other conservative congressional friends last week. Devine cast his courtroom eye over the man, looking for the signs of pressure. A little older all over, thought Devine. The crow's-feet around the eyes were deeper. Gray in the presidential eyebrows. He watched Nixon's hands, an old courtroom tactic. "No tremors at all," said Devine later. "His gestures were good. When the President talked, he looked me directly...