THE VICE PRESIDENCY: The Zigzagging Missionary

Gerald Ford traveled to Charlotte, N.C., to play golf last week and found himself in a foursome with Representative Thomas P. ("Tip") O'Neill, the majority leader in the House that may impeach Richard Nixon. The next day, when he teed off in the Kemper Open, the Vice President was teamed with the Rev. Billy Graham, who, despite his criticism of the White House transcripts, has vowed that he has "no intention of forsaking" Nixon.

The contrast in golf partners fitted neatly with Ford's present politics. He is attempting to be both dutifully loyal...

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