Nation: Once Again, Chappaquiddick

The issue stirs the growing Carter-Kennedy fight

Once can be a slip of the lip. Twice in five days looks intentional. And although President Carter and his aides insisted that any such interpretation was wrong, the result could not be denied. In his yet unannounced candidacy against Ted Kennedy, his equally unannounced challenger, Jimmy Carter had publicly evoked a shattering political image: Chappaquiddick. Carter's first reference came during a meeting with a group of news editors at the White House. Asked about the significance of polls on presidential popularity, he replied: "I think...

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