Just Say Goodbye, Don Regan

Nancy Reagan wins her campaign against Chief of Staff Regan

Squabbles between two presidential advisers are common, but they rarely reach melodramatic heights. In recent months, however, a battle between Ronald Reagan's two closest counselors has been airing regularly, like a soap-opera accompaniment to news of the Iran-contra scandal. As the sniping between First Lady Nancy Reagan and White House Chief of Staff Donald Regan escalated, it only added to the image of a presidency adrift. "What is happening at the White House?" asked New Mexico Democrat William Richardson on the House floor last week. "Who is in charge? A constituent of mine asked, 'How can the President deal with the...

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