THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: Does Congress Need a Nanny?

The world surely changed a bit with the Panama Canal vote last week, and so did Jimmy Carter, his White House and Government. Carter shed some more of that evangelical sheen, orchestrating millions of dollars for a few votes, just like an oldtime pol. There are no cases of his grabbing a man by the lapels and demanding his vote, but at last he abandoned his "I understand your problems" approach to a wavering legislator. He kept up the pressure, in the language of the cloakroom—"I need your vote bad."

He even resorted to shameless application of his Government...

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