The Nation: The President's Boys

In the long drive to get their man elected President, William Hamilton Jordan, 32, and Joseph Lester Powell Jr., 33, broke most of the rules of politics. Now that Jimmy Carter has reached the White House, the two young men —just call 'em Ham and Jody—are still breaking the rules.

Jordan, the top White House aide, and Powell, the press secretary, dress as they please, ridicule pretense, joke incessantly, talk back to the boss, shun lunch at Sans Souci and rarely turn up at social functions; Jordan wears a black tie as if it were...

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