THE VICE PRESIDENCY: Making Friends in the House

"Nothing delights me so much," Nelson Rockefeller told the House Judiciary Committee, "as facing up to a complex public issue, with all its confusions, turmoil and intensity, and trying to pull together the human resources to deal with it." That pleasure was put to the test last week, as Rockefeller withstood the most intense interrogation of his career, covering almost every possible substantive issue and personal idiosyncrasy. Fresh from its impeachment triumph, the committee was plainly determined to outdo its Senate counterpart, the Rules Committee, in dissecting the Rockefeller persona and finding out what makes it tick. Rockefeller, on...

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