Nation: Gadfly in a Suicide Post

There was chin wagging, eyebrow lifting and nay-saying when the announcement came that Georgia Congressman Andrew Jackson Young Jr. had been nominated as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Indeed, for a while the firmest nay had been that of Young himself. But last week, under what one source described as "imploring by Carter to reconsider," personable Andy Young accepted what he conceded to be, only half facetiously, a suicide post, or so it has proved for many a famed political figure.

The present ambassador, William Scranton, although ideologically aligned with President Ford, urged the nomination of Young. His...

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