The Nation: Blooding the New Boy

After three decades in public life. Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller has a well-earned reputation as a shrewd, tough, skillful operator. But when he was sworn in as Vice President, Rockefeller also be came the presiding officer of the U.S. Senate, and the moment he entered that historic chamber he was, as he frankly admitted, the new boy on the block.

Last week the new boy got blood ed, but he gave nearly as good as he got. During a convoluted debate about changing the rules on cloture— the power to stop filibusters—Alabama's pro-filibuster Senator James...

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