THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: The Quiet Counterforce


Even in politics, every force must have a counterforce; and Oregon's Congressman Al Ullman, the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, is emerging as the locus of the power opposing Gerald Ford.

He is not as loud as Senator Henry Jackson or as brilliant as Senator Hubert Humphrey or as tough as House Democratic Caucus Chairman Phillip Burton. But he has a measure of real power in his committee chairmanship, and he talks quiet good sense in the ocean of babble. At 61 he looks 45, and he is three years along in a second marriage. He was once...

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