Business: Another Loan for Lance

No documents—but Passport X-000065 is gone

Most good ole Southern boys, in times of trouble and turmoil, strive to affect an air of bold insouciance. Few can match the macho mood of Bert Lance. Since his forced resignation as budget boss last September, Lance has continued to have the ear of his friend Jimmy Carter, and he is not shy in flaunting his special status to prospective business partners. He has trotted around the world flourishing Diplomatic Passport X-000065, which allowed him to bypass customs and which the White House intervened to keep for...

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