THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: Hail to the

THE PRESIDENCY

White House politics isn't what it used to be. It has been captured by bookkeepers. It has the excitement of an accountants' convention.

This is the inevitable aftermath of Watergate, the heightened sense of political morality and all those new campaign regulations. But now and then there is a lament for the good old days, when nobody could tell the difference between Government and politics and nobody much cared. Then a man like Larry O'Brien, Special Assistant to the President of the U.S., went behind his oak door in the White House, rolled up his sleeves, got out his charts,...

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