The Presidency: Matter of Health

Shortly after the Indians invaded Goa three months ago, Jacqueline Kennedy postponed a scheduled trip to India; the illness of Father-in-Law Joseph P. Kennedy was her ostensible reason. Last week, Jackie's sinuses were acting up. Her condition, reported Presidential Press Secretary Pierre Salinger, made it necessary to postpone her scheduled departure for India until this week—and to reduce her visit from 22 days to 14. There was no lack of speculation in Washington and New Delhi that Jackie's sinus condition was a sensitive diplomatic barometer, affected by John Kennedy's pique at an intransigent Nehru. The First Lady had ridden...

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