THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: Help Wanted: Manager

THE PRESIDENCY

Jerry Ford has never met a payroll. It would be one of the ironies of our time if the President was undone at the polls and one cause of his fall was that gallant cliché from the conservative past, a past he has evoked in his battle against Big Government.

But it is apparent that there is a growing gap between what Ford talks about and what comes out on the bottom line of the ledger. His own White House staff, for instance, is still bloated with 550 people, 10% or 20% above some estimates of what is needed.

One cannot gauge...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!