Nation: The Strange Bedfellows

Representative Sam Devine of Ohio was about to start home late one evening when the telephone rang. It was Jimmy Carter, seeking support for his veto of the public works bill. The call was a little grating to Republican Devine because the President had been making a virtual family project of unseating him in next month's elections. Carter and Rosalynn had both gone to Ohio to speak against Devine, and Miss Lillian was scheduled to campaign there too until she was diverted to attend the Pope's funeral. So Devine was noncommittal to Carter. "I let him know that it was not...

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