THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: Musings from a Neighbor

THE PRESIDENCY

Dressed in his carefully tailored corduroys, Canada's Pierre Elliott Trudeau moved with an athlete's swift stride to the luncheon table at Blair House during the final hours of his courtesy call on Neighbor Jimmy Carter.

"Nice table," he murmured to the butler when he saw the fresh flowers and sparkling crystal. He decided to sit in the chair opposite the one assigned him. Calling for "a cold American beer," he issued a clearly audible apology to the California wine industry, whose Colombard had already been poured. Then for more than an hour he talked about the fellow from whose office he...

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