The Presidency: Watching from the Warmth

Watching from the Warmth

Ronald Reagan was in a strange little drama up in New Hampshire last week that the wags in the White House named The Body Snatchers. Reagan played the body.

Bob Dole on camera waved his letter of presidential thanks for help in the Senate approval of contra aid, one of 51 sent to supporters. George Bush played trump and rushed back to Washington, huddled officially in the Oval Office on secret matters with the President, stayed around for his weekly lunch and then made sure a photo of the two deep into beef-pepper-pot soup was pumped out to the press.

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