The Nation: Bert, I'm Proud of You

So said the President, but the row over Lance's finances is not over

"My faith in the character and competence of Bert Lance has been reconfirmed. His services to this country can and should continue...Bert, I'm proud of you. "

Jimmy Carter offered that resounding endorsement of Bert Lance, his embattled director of the Office of Management and Budget, at a hastily called White House press conference last week. By interrupting his vacation at Camp David and flying to Washington, the President was not only dramatizing his support for Lance but also signaling his belief...

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