The Nation: Young Critic in Residence

The young aide to the President does not hesitate to quarrel with the Chief Executive when their views on the environment clash. "He's on pretty thin ice sometimes," says Jack Ford, 23, the ardent skier and mountain cumber. "But I guess I'm too critical."

The President's robustly handsome second eldest son is undergoing an introductory crash course in policymaking at the White House, where he took up residence in the family quarters last month. Beginning this week with a trip to California, Jack will start to work on the hustings as a full-time campaign...

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