Vice-President Bush: A Low Profile

George Bush speaks—quietly

In keeping with his view that a Vice President cannot be effective unless he stays in the background, George Bush has spent much of the time since the election almost unnoticed in Houston, assembling the 25-member staff that will work with him in Washington. But he emerged briefly from his self-imposed anonymity last week to chat in his cramped office with TIME Correspondent Douglas Brew about the problems that will confront the new Administration and the role he expects to play:

On his relationship with Reagan: It is very, very good. I was in on all the final Cabinet decisions....

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