THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: Second Sight on the Pardon


With great wheezing and grumping, the nation may at last be moving away from its assumption of Government by conspiracy. It is tough after six years. It is Jerry Ford's greatest challenge.

A few days ago he thumbed through a copy of a sermon given out in the Fountain Street Church, Grand Rapids, by Duncan Littlefair, a pastor who has been genially opposed to Ford's political theology for 30 years. It was a shaft of light in the pardon gloom that spread over Ford's enlightened beginning.

There was nothing dark or dishonorable about Ford's motives in pardoning Richard Nixon, the Reverend had...

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