Nation: Incumbency Is the Best Policy

Carter unveils a strategy to keep his office: use it

The cause was so worthy that there could be no criticism, but the timing was something that only a President can exploit. Ted Kennedy, in a speech at Washington's Georgetown University, complained that the Carter Administration's proffered $7 million in aid was inadequate to prevent starvation in Cambodia. The White House, however, had already called in TV cameras for a statement that President Carter would deliver in person less than two hours after Kennedy spoke: the Administration had rounded up not $7 million but...

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