WATERGATE NOTES: The Ford Cabinet

It is difficult to comprehend how an experienced politician like Vice President Gerald Ford could misunderstand the ground rules when chatting on an airplane with a friendly reporter. But that was Ford's excuse in conceding that he was the source of an article by The New Republic's John Osborne about who would be in any future Ford Administration Cabinet. While admitting the article's accuracy, Ford said that he thought the conversation was off the record. Ford would keep Henry Kissinger as Secretary of State, according to Osborne. He would also retain Secretary of Labor Peter Brennan, Interior Secretary Rogers...

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