The Nation: The President Looked Scared'

Once again the President's life was endangered last week, only this time the threat was not from a muddleheaded woman with a gun in her hand, but from simple negligence by police and the Secret Service.

Leaving Hartford's Civic Center, where Gerald Ford had just addressed a G.O.P. fund-raising dinner, a presidential motorcade of seven cars headed fast for Bradley International Airport. The procession was led by four Connecticut state police cruisers, none sounding sirens or flashing emergency lights. Worse, the cars were spaced so far apart that the President's Lincoln limousine was about five seconds behind the cruisers when it approached...

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