The Presidency: The Troika That Worked

The Troika That Worked

With a little champagne in the Rose Garden and a good deal of sentiment from Ronald Reagan, the White House troika marched into the history books last week to become another chapter in the arcane world of staffing and running the presidency. Meese, Baker, Deaver, sounding -- and often acting -- like an infield in the American League, now will be part of the lore that includes Nicolay and Hay, who served Lincoln, Colonel House, who advised Wilson, Kennedy's Irish Mafia and the infamous Berlin Wall, Haldeman and Ehrlichman, Nixon's unfortunate duo who ended up in jail.

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