AMERICAN NOTES: Ssh!

It was foolishness enough when one of CBS's intrepid interrogators started asking Betty Ford a lot of personal questions and soon found that the First Lady's dedication to "candor" inspired her to hold forth on her husband's roving eye and her daughter's hypothetical sex life (TIME, Aug. 25). Although many Americans share Mrs. Ford's views, so many others complained that the President last week joked rather hyperbolically that his wife had just cost him 20 million votes. Now, however, it turns out that Mrs. Ford has still more to say about her...

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