Nation: Selling True Grit

It all happened in a minute, and not a word was spoken. As Jimmy Carter prepared to leave a high-thermostatted White House reception shortly after his Cabinet shakeup, his shoulders slumped, his tired head bowed. Instantly, Rosalynn Carter's hand reached out, possessively supporting his back, and her steely eyes glared out at the watching guests like those of a guardian lioness. Then they walked out together.

Last week Rosalynn took her mission on the road, traveling 5,500 miles to nine stops and back to Washington in four days, from Chicago to Pine Bluff, Ark....

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