The Nation: Cheney: Loyal Deputy

Richard Bruce Cheney, 34, never got around to writing his doctoral dissertation in political science. Now that he has been named White House chief of staff, he should be able to collect enough material for several Ph.D. theses in no time at all. As one Ford supporter said of last week's shakeup: "The only regret I have is that it leaves the White House in complete disarray. Dick Cheney has got a big job ahead of him." Perhaps the most complicated task will be to harness the competing egos and in-'fighting that characterize Ford's...

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