THE PRESIDENCY: The Trouble with Loose Lingo

The Presidency/Hugh Sidey

In the unwritten book of presidential records, many entries are clustered under the heading "Worst Speech ever Given." Kennedy in Pocatello, Idaho, in 1960. Johnson at Henry Gonzalez Day in San Antonio in 1965. Nixon beside China's Great Wall in 1972. So it is inevitable that Jimmy Carter will make a run at the record. He probably did not break it in his televised energy talk last week, but it was a commendable warmup. The President elbowed aside Mulligan's Stew for 20 prime minutes and delivered his own hash. He said...

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