Politics: Missiles from the Michelle Ann

The Republican Party last week armed a Boeing 727 with the G.O.P.'s fastest-firing political weapon—Spiro Agnew—and launched it westward to strike at Democratic candidates in this fall's elections. The mission was the first of a series that will take the Vice President to most of the 35 states in which Senate seats are at stake.

The President himself provided explicit flight plans before Michelle Ann II (named for Agnew's granddaughter) took off. A 2½-hour White House meeting at which Nixon delivered a 90-minute monologue, was attended by Presidential Counsellor Bryce Harlow, Speechwriters William Safire and Patrick Buchanan and Political Advisers...

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