Forum, Nov. 4, 1974

Rockefeller, Money and the Game

To the Editors:

I am as puzzled as anybody about Nelson Rockefeller's gifts and loans to his buddies, and about his brother's literary patronage. It smells peculiar, but no one seems to know what these odors mean precisely concerning the vice presidency—except that his confirmation would give us the most generous Veep in history.

One thing does seem certain. Where there is big money around, politicians will spend it to get themselves elected, to increase their influence, to help their friends (personally as well as politically, it seems) and...

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