POLITICS: Lining Up to Succeed Kissinger

An armor-plated Cadillac goes with the job, and instant call on a 707 or Learjet. The salary is $60,000. The executive suite is the grandest in Washington, with half a museum's worth of Early American furniture, sweeping views from a vast eighth-floor terrace, and a chamber that can take 200 for sitdown dinner. It is not the pay and the perks, however, which have hopeful Democrats lining up two abreast to be Henry Kissinger's successor. The office of U.S. Secretary of State is probably the most powerful appointive office in the world....

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