THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: A Visit to Good-Ole-Boys Country

THE PRESIDENCY

The South uses Richard Nixon, and Nixon uses the South. It is that kind of deal.

"In order to have a friend you have to be a friend," said Mississippi Governor William Waller, standing by the tarmac at Jackson last week waiting for the President. That makes it sound a little warmer than it may be. There is a lot of handshaking on an outing like the one to Jackson, and a lot of red, white and blue bunting. Patriotism flows rich and deep in the oratory. But it all holds together because...