Nation: Images & Oratory

While leaden skies drip rain, a twin-engine Convair rolls up the ramp at the Albany, N.Y., airport. Out step Barry Goldwater and Wife Peggy. There to greet them are Governor Nelson Rockefeller and his wife, Happy. The overheard conversation:

Peggy: Well, Mr. Governor. Nice to see you.

Rocky: Welcome to Albany.

Barry: Sorry we're late.

Rocky: Listen, we're just glad you're here.

Barry: Well, thank you. How do you do, Mrs. Rockefeller?

Rocky: We're sure glad to have you.

Happy: Sorry you didn't get here in time to come to the house.

With that, the Rockefellers and the...

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