Nation: My Brother Billy

More First Family problems

"Billy is my brother. He is seriously ill at this point. I love him." With these emotional words, Jimmy Carter tried last week at his press conference to put an end to the ugly rumble of resentment over the increasingly reckless be havior of his younger brother Billy.

That behavior included two crude comments about Jews. When Aide Rob ert Strauss warned Carter that silence on these slurs was arousing widespread criticism, Carter authorized him to telephone the Washington Post and quote him as saying "You know, Bob, I just totally disassociate myself from his comments." That was still...

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