THE VICE PRESIDENT: Putting Rockefeller to Work

President Ford chose a fitting occasion, a Manhattan dinner honoring Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, to provide an answer to one of Washington's most intriguing questions: How much power does he intend to give the former New York Governor? The answer, certain to further irk Ford's restive conservative critics, was in effect "a lot."

The President announced that Rockefeller will not only hold the title of vice chairman of the Domestic Council, which broadly shapes all domestic legislation and programs, but he will be charged with directly supervising its work. Moreover, two of...

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