The Nation: Coming On Like a Cocktail Cowboy

The arrival of Gerald Ford at a weekend party for journalists in Washington set off more than the usual hubbub. The President, with a bravely smiling Betty Ford at his side, was all tricked out like a cocktail cowboy in a snazzy Western-style shirt suit of blue-gray flannel decorated with white saddle stitching. For some guests, Jerry Ford's new garb, a gift from friends, brought to mind his past uncertain flights of fashion. Greeting Japan's Emperor Hirohito last year on a grand tour of Asia, for example, the President was dressed in a...

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