Nation: Staff Spats

Mondale under fire

Whatever the relationship between a President and his Vice President, the tension between their two jealously protective staffs is inevitably worse. For several weeks, some of Jimmy Carter's aides have been complaining in off-the-record talks to reporters that Walter Mondale is not taking his work seriously enough and perhaps should be dropped as Carter's running mate next year. Mondale's angry aides have responded with equally anonymous claims that their boss had opposed some of the President's more controversial recent actions and was dismayed at the ineptitude of Carter's advisers. Last...

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