The Nation: Sugar and Steel

"She is the best woman politician I've seen," said a Texas Republican last week of Anne Legendre Armstrong. "She's sugar and steel." Gerald Ford, who will announce her appointment as U.S. Ambassador to Britain this week, plainly agrees. Those who knew her as co-chairman of the Republican National Committee in 1972 or as a Cabinet-rank White House counselor during the Nixon Administration were equally extravagant in their notices. At once tough, gracious and articulate, Mrs. Armstrong is one of Ford's more distinguished appointments. The only shadow of criticism is that she doggedly defended...

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